high-tailing

high-tailing

a horse at a fast gallop with the tail held up straight.
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Viau threw an old army blanket over the driver's seat and was high-tailing it home, thinking things couldn't possibly get any worse when he heard the wail of a police siren.
Or were you Teenager B) who would lie on your bed staring at the Smash Hits centrefolds on the ceiling and dreaming of high-tailing it to the bright lights, where you would be free to sit in your own flat, on your own IKEA futon, drinking cider and wearing too much eyeliner, without adult interference?
That doesn't stop Tina stealing the raffle money from the pub and high-tailing it back to Walford with Shirley for a celebration.
Madrid reportedly offered Alonso a two-year contract extension, but he is keener on high-tailing it back to the Premier League, with former club Liverpool also on his mind.
Even the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is high-tailing it back to the relatively peaceful hills of academia, has remarked that his successor had "better have the constitution of an ox and the skin of a rhinoceros" [Anglican Journal, May 2012, p.
A match that will send teachers high-tailing it back to schools with plans for a touch tournament, something that will compel supporters to go to the nearest Championship or National League ground.
However, the young star ran fast enough to getting close to douse the back of the guy's shirt following it with stiff high-tailing him down the street.
If he comes across one on his journeying around the campo, Ruth says she has all on to stop him high-tailing it in the opposite direction with considerable threat to life and limb.
This year, in our quest for a natural high, we've had the usual experiences that would send people of milder disposition high-tailing it back to the smog-bound metropolis, including poison ivy, spiders the size of Frisbees crawling through the shower outlet, dogs barking all night and, most disturbingly, a farmer and his buxom wife seeking to be over familiar with us.
However, by the time the judge had banged his gavel, Kane and (a pregnant) Kirsty were high-tailing it out of town.
Maybe it was the young gelding, still in denial despite early ministrations from the knackerman, high-tailing about beyond the hedge.
Ted Soppitt plans a hit-and-run mission and will be high-tailing it out of Shelbourne to catch the 9pm ferry back to Wales.