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Can someone help me to translate 脚底抹油-开溜 because when I'm using google translate the sentence is so weird.

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If something bad happened, you can 脚底抹油 (put oil on the sole of foot) , and then 开溜 (start to slip away quickly).

In short, it means expeditious retreat.

BTW: Here's another statement as 脚底抹油 - 溜之大吉, which has a similar meaning.

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this is in iciba, just enter 脚底抹油 –  S.Rhee Sep 4 at 4:02

This phrase is a Chinese idiom that simply means to escape or to avoid (from negative consequences/liabilities/etc).

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I think it's just meaning skip away.

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