on the hoof

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

on the hoof

  1. (of cattle) Not yet butchered.
  2. (of a human activity, such as eating) Whilst standing.
    • 2005, Brokeback Mountain, 00:52:30:
      "Look at this crowd! Bound to be a lot of pussy on the hoof in a crowd like this."