to hightail it

Idiom Definition

"to hightail it"

to depart and go somewhere very quickly

Idiom Definition - to hightail it


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to hightail it

Two women are talking about a big shoe sale ...

Woman 1:  Have you seen the flier about that huge shoe sale?

Woman 2:  All the best brands and they're really cheap.

Woman 1:  Yes and if you buy one pair the next pair is free.  I don't think the supplies will last very long.

Woman 2:  The sale starts in an hour.

Woman 1:  Then let's hightail it over there right now!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to hightail it

Two boys are playing in a forest ...

Boy 1:  I dare you to climb that tree.

Boy 2:  No problem.

The boy climbs the tree only to discover that there is a nest of hornets.

Boy 1:  You've disturbed a hornets nest!

Boy 2: We better hightail it out of here!

to hightail it - Usage:


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to hightail it - Gerund Form:

Hightailing it means you are in a hurry.

to hightail it - Examples:

1)  All of which is very disconcerting and makes me hightail it out of there as fast as I can!

2)  We've all watched industry hightail it for greener pastures when they come up with a better deal elsewhere.

3)  Many have made efforts toward humanitarian outreach rather than hightail it into radiology or some specialization that sees the top pay scale.

4)  Rye and ginger at the carpeted Legion. Hightail it over to the Ironwood again for Snailhouse singing.

5)  For a relaxing pamper session, hightail it to one of the treatment rooms at Urban Spa.

6)  As if I needed even more reasons to hightail it to Ireland ASAP -- your calendar is something to be envied.

7)  I can think of a million reasons for you to hightail it over here.

8)  "If I didn't believe it was possible I would hightail it out of here," she declared.

9)  If it fails, Tristar pays you your costs, and you hightail it back to South Africa.

10)  I hightail it for the sanctuary of the Aya Sofia.

11)  Also if you want to hightail it out of there you only have to worry about yourself!

12)  Even locals tend to hightail it out of the country during the sweltering summer months.

13)  Most really hot girls' exams are enough to make men hightail it with their tails between their legs.

14)  This guy used to hightail it at the thought of a relationship.

15)  Leave your power suits at the door and hightail it from ground floor to cocktails in 10 seconds.

16)  They come along, bite you (which takes 3-10 minutes) and then hightail it out of there, to hide somewhere quiet.

17)  I resent the implication that someone looking for good schools would have to hightail it out of Arlington for the hinterlands of Reston.

18)  Weekends I hightail it up to the Hudson River Valley.

19)  I suggest you turn around and hightail it to your nearest TV or computer and watch it.

20)  But that's their problem. They know they will be able to hightail it.