to hightail it


to hightail it
Мчаться со всех ног, быстро убегать. Это выражение пришло из Америки, где его придумали охотники, которые заметили, что кролики, лошади и многие другие животные высоко поднимали свои хвосты, перед тем как убежать, почуяв опасность.

Things got difficult for him in Germany so he hightailed it for Ecuador shortly after the war ended. — Жизнь в Германии складывалась трудно, поэтому он сбежал в Эквадор перед самым концом войны.

Местоимение it обязательно в этом выражении, нельзя сказать to hightail, нужно говорить to hightail it.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • hightail it (up) — hightail it ( up/down/along/etc) phrase to go somewhere fast or in an urgent way They came tearing out of the gates and hightailed it up the road. Thesaurus: to move somewhere quicklysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hightail it (down) — hightail it ( up/down/along/etc) phrase to go somewhere fast or in an urgent way They came tearing out of the gates and hightailed it up the road. Thesaurus: to move somewhere quicklysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hightail it (along) — hightail it ( up/down/along/etc) phrase to go somewhere fast or in an urgent way They came tearing out of the gates and hightailed it up the road. Thesaurus: to move somewhere quicklysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hightail — ► VERB informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ move or travel fast …   English terms dictionary

  • hightail it — verb flee; take to one s heels; cut and run If you see this man, run! The burglars escaped before the police showed up • Syn: ↑scat, ↑run, ↑scarper, ↑turn tail, ↑lam, ↑run away, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hightail — UK [ˈhaɪˌteɪl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms hightail : present tense I/you/we/they hightail he/she/it hightails present participle hightailing past tense hightailed past participle hightailed informal hightail it (up/down/along etc) to go… …   English dictionary

  • hightail — /huy tayl /, v.i. Informal. 1. to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street. 2. hightail it, hurry; rush; scamper: Hightail it down to the grocery store and buy some bread for lunch. [1885 90, Amer.; HIGH +… …   Universalium

  • hightail it — {v. phr.}, {slang} To travel fast; move rapidly. * /After school, Frank would hightail it home./ * /The two men who held up the bank hightailed it out of town./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hightail it — {v. phr.}, {slang} To travel fast; move rapidly. * /After school, Frank would hightail it home./ * /The two men who held up the bank hightailed it out of town./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hightail it — verb To hurry or run; often, to flee. He started to hightail it out of there, but I stopped him at the door …   Wiktionary

  • hightail — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Slang. To leave hastily: bolt, get out, run. Informal: clear out, get, hotfoot, skedaddle. Slang: scram, vamoose. Idioms: beat it, hightail it, hotfoot it, make tracks. See APPROACH …   English dictionary for students

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