take to one's heels

take to one's heels
Fig. to run away. •

The little boy said hello and then took to his heels.

The man took to his heels to try to get to the bus stop before the bus left.

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also[show a clean pair of heels] {v. phr.} To begin to run or run away. * /When he heard the police coming, the thief took to his heels./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • take to one's heels — also[show a clean pair of heels] {v. phr.} To begin to run or run away. * /When he heard the police coming, the thief took to his heels./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ to\ one's\ heels — • take to one s heels • show a clean pair of heels v. phr. To begin to run or run away. When he heard the police coming, the thief took to his heels …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take to one's heels — index flee Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take to one's heels — ► take to one s heels run away. Main Entry: ↑heel …   English terms dictionary

  • take to one's heels — RUN AWAY, run off, make a run for it, take flight, take off, make a break for it, flee, make one s getaway, escape; informal beat it, clear off, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, leg it, hotfoot it, show a clean pair of heels, scram; Brit.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take to one's heels — idi take to one s heels, to run away; take flight …   From formal English to slang

  • take to one's heels — verb To leave; especially, to flee or run away. The thief took to his heels when he thought he heard someone coming …   Wiktionary

  • take to one's heels — Flee, fly, run away, take to flight …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • take to one's heels — run away. → heel …   English new terms dictionary

  • take one's heels — escape, flee, run away …   English contemporary dictionary

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