hightail it

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Definition of hightail it

US, informal
: to leave a place as quickly as possible When we heard the night watchman, we hightailed it out of there as quick as we could.

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“Hightail it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hightail%20it. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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