[ hot-foo t ]
/ ˈhɒtˌfʊt /
noun, plural hot·foots.
a practical joke in which a match, inserted surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe, is lighted and allowed to burn down.
verb (used without object)
Informal. to go in great haste; walk or run hurriedly or rapidly (often followed by it): to hotfoot it to the bus stop.
with great speed in going; in haste.
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British Dictionary definitions for hotfoot it
/ (ˈhɒtˌfʊt) /
with all possible speed; quickly
to move quickly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Idioms and Phrases with hotfoot it
Go in haste, walk fast or run. For example, I'll have to hotfoot it to the airport if I'm to meet them. [Slang; c. 1900]
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