hightail it

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Etymology[edit]

high +‎ tail

Verb[edit]

hightail it (third-person singular simple present hightails it, present participle hightailing it, simple past and past participle hightailed it)

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