on the hoof
phrasal of a meat animal before butchering ; living <
90¢ a pound on the hoof
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  • 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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