Hightail it – definition of hightail it by The Free Dictionary



 (hī′tāl′) Slang

intr.v. high·tailed, high·tail·ing, high·tails

To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing: hightailed out of town.


hightail it

To hurry or flee.

[From those animals that raise their tails when fleeing.]

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hightail it

– Refers to animals, such as mustangs and rabbits, that raise their tails high when fleeing danger.

See also related terms for rabbits.

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Verb 1. hightail it - fleehightail it – flee; take to one’s heels; cut and run; “If you see this man, run!”; “The burglars escaped before the police showed up”

go forth, leave, go away – go away from a place; “At what time does your train leave?”; “She didn’t leave until midnight”; “The ship leaves at midnight”

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