Definitions starting with P

ID #3191

pick up your foot

[Car.; Gul. idem (Gonzales 1924: 13); DJE "cf. Twi ma wo náŋ so, lift your feet, i.e. quicken your steps., make haste (Christaller); perh. also the military drill phr., Pick your feet up!"] v. phr. 1. to prepare to run: 1936 I see wun ghost disappear roun d' corner. Boy I pick up muh foot but befo' I cud moo ten ghost hold muh one time (Dupuch 76). (Black)

2. to quicken one's pace. (Eleu)

Tags: verb phrase

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Last update: 2010-11-18 01:59
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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