‘Hotfoot’

When you hotfoot it to some place, you get there quickly. You do not delay. When you `hotfoot it’, you run or walk quickly.

Examples: When the car broke down, the CEO and his wife were forced to hotfoot it to the airport. * “I got up late yesterday. So I had to hotfoot it to school.”

The expression `hotfoot it’ is mostly used in informal contexts.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) –November 20, 2006.

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