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  • v. Present participle of hightail.


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  • By that time I was hightailing it out of business and heading back to the enclaves of academia where you could have a decent relationship with the people you worked with.

    Bosses I Have Known « Tales from the Reading Room

  • And Machiavellian diplomacy is certainly wanting from the U.S. It is through no small fault of our own diplomatic mismanagement that the Palestinians are defying the U.S. and hightailing it to Turtle Bay.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: The Palestinians' UN Remains of the Day

  • In the Season 7 premiere of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" (A&E at 9), Dog searches for a man charged with illegal drug possession who is hightailing through Colorado with his pregnant girlfriend in tow.

    TV highlights for Wednesday, Oct. 6

  • Before Jim could object, Tychus was hightailing it toward the stream of terrified people, waving his hands in the air and screaming like a little girl.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • He saw me way before I saw him and all I got a look at was the ass end hightailing it out of my sight.

    The Coyote--to Shoot or Not to Shoot. That is the Question.

  • “Look, we have no way of knowing yet if this is a hoax or a sick joke, but it could derail the entire investigation if you give it undue prominence in your paper and everyone has to go hightailing off on a wild-goose chase.”

    The Priest

  • Yes, those are Conor's feet hightailing it out the line of fire.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • If you root for Community, then things are looking up: the Dictators are hightailing it out of the ball park, no longer sustained by Diplomacy that is naked in the batter's box and unable see the ball.

    Henry Mintzberg: Two Strikes Against Diplomacy

  • Let me tell you something, Mr President he'll be reading this – never misses a week: nothing says "you guys are so special to me" like hightailing it to the airport just as news breaks of what America has done to Britain's Cheryl Cole.

    Cheryl Cole's loss could be the US X Factor's gain

  • Just release the corporations, who'd already begun hightailing it to offshore sweatshops in the globalizing 70s, from fealty to country and they'd solve the perennial problem of matching workers to available jobs.

    John O'Kane: Unmelting Pot


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