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cut tail

v. phr. 1. [cf. W3 cut out depart in haste; tail may refer to that of a dog in humiliated retreat, but cf. also W3 hightail to move at full speed or rapidly esp. in making a getaway] to retreat hurriedly: 1970 De dogs dem cut tail back (Wallace 45). (Gen.)

2. [Trin. idem (Winter); cf. CUT YOUR ASS... TAIL] to beat a person; to spank a child. (Exuma, Eleu.)

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Last update: 2012-01-17 01:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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