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Re: Hauling Ass

Posted by ESC on October 25, 2008 at 22:29

In Reply to: Hauling Ass posted by Curtis on October 25, 2008 at 15:49:

: 'Hauling Ass' - any idea when that phrase first came about?

Haul ass/haul tail -- To get out in a hurry. Bag ass, cut ass, drag ass, shag ass. U.S., World Wars and general slang, early 1900s to the present. From "Slang and Euphemism: A Dictionary of Oaths, Curses, Insults, Ethnic Slurs, Sexual Slang and Metaphor, Drug Talk, College Lingo and Related Matters" by Richard A. Spears (New American Library, Penguin Putnam, New York, Third Edition, 2001) Page 172.

And I've heard someone said, "Let's book on out of here." I wonder what the origin of that is.