In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to hightail it — (hurry, speed) ir / salir como bólido(s) informal
- We nosed and drifted until it was time to hightail back to Hortobágy village for the bull market.
- He started swearing at me at top volume and I changed directions and hightailed it down 3rd St. toward home.
- Right after the 11 p.m. news window, with Tookie still alive, the camera crews hightailed it out of there.
- Then my endorphin rush wore off and I hightailed it home, groaning in pain.
- After she got the check from his parents she hightailed out of town and never looked back.
- A supertanker, bulldozing down right behind us, blasted her bullhorn and sent us hightailing it back toward the shoreline.
- It was fairly well known that Goldberg was hightailing it as well, so the original outcome had to be reworked.
- But they didn't draw their swords, oh no, they hightailed out of there like a dog with his tail between his legs.
- ‘I'm very proud of where I'm from,’ he said in 1963, two years after he'd hightailed out.
- She said she had planned on hightailing it to the cheap seats, but a police officer caught her arm.
- Well, he sure did look surprised at my honesty, but, thank goodness, he wasn't hightailing out that door.
- Before Celia even had a chance to speak, the young man suddenly whirled about and hightailed down the hallway.
- So I hightailed it back inside where I would be dry and not in danger of lightning.
- As soon as we finished setting up our tent, we hightailed it to the main strip.
- I can hightail it out of there, so she doesn't have to face me.
- Then I hightailed across town to see ‘King of Stains’ at Bats, where Gibby played the most unlikeable character ever, and so well!
- If only they'd all just hightailed to summery Alaska, or even their neighbourhood 24-hour 7-11, they might have been spared.
- Normally everyone else would have hightailed away from her.
- Suddenly, the mouse hightailed it out from under the keyboard and went back over the backside of the desk.
- But even then, most people and businesses didn't hightail it to Kansas.
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