beef on the hoof
Hoof Hoof, v. i. 1. To walk as cattle. [R.] --William Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To be on a tramp; to foot. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{To hoof it}, to foot it.

{On the hoof}, of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not slaughtered.

{beef on the hoof}, live cattle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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