high-tail it

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Etymology[edit]

high +‎ tail

Verb[edit]

high-tail it (third-person singular simple present high-tails it, present participle high-tailing it, simple past and past participle high-tailed it)

  1. (idiomatic) To hurry or run; often, to flee.
    He started to high-tail it out of there, but I stopped him at the door.
    The cat high-tailed it out of the bushes.