Catch Word #257 – Hightail it out of there

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What is your favourite way to say, “I have to leave now, and fast”? In this episode, Andrew and Kassy explain two common English expression that mean to leave quickly: duck out and hightail it out of there.

The Culips Catch Word series explains idioms, phrasal verbs, and expressions used in everyday life. Today’s audio lesson is designed to help you improve your English listening and speaking skills while also giving you new, fun ways to say that you’re leaving.

Fun facts

In 2003, archeologists in Australia’s Mungo National Park discovered footprint fossils left behind by an Aboriginal hunter over 20,000 years ago. The archeologists estimate that these ancient hunters were running at or over 37 kilometres per hour. That’s faster than the current Olympic sprinters!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Duck out
  • Hightail it out of there
  • Do [one’s] business
  • Bolt
  • Worst nightmare
  • Make [one’s] heart race

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Mitchell Orr (Unsplash.com)

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