In rewriting the sentence "where there was a stampede of people trying to get out" I am asked to write a sentence with simimilar meaning using the verb DO in this precise form. Any suggestions?

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    ... doing their best to get out.
    – Hot Licks
    Jan 13, 2020 at 19:45
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    Something colloquial or even slang? "...trying to do a runner." "... trying to do an exit-stage-left." "... trying to do like a tree and leave." (Ouch!) Something with a pop culture reference? "... trying to do like The Animals and Get Outta This Place."
    – puppetsock
    Jan 13, 2020 at 20:13
  • thanks puppetsock, after having a look at the meanings of the expressions that you suggested I think the most appropriate one for the context would be "to do a runner".
    – BeaLO
    Jan 15, 2020 at 14:18


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