Hasten forward quickly, there!
Are you sure “Move like you’ve got a purpose” isn’t it? That phrase was used in Top Gun, and by a drill sargeant in a movie of which I’m not sure the title. Google it and you’ll see it’s at least in somewhat common usage.
I just love that so many people have offered good suggestions, and the poster has not even let us know if we’re getting close.
Like a bat out of hell… that has no time for bullshit?
The military/training slang for this would be “sense of urgency”, e.g. “Move with a sense of urgency” or “Show a sense of urgency.”
How about “[defecate] or get off the pot?”
On a mission.
I do apreciate you help, but frankly I just haven’t heard it yet. Logic suggests I probally am just experiencing a brain fart and the word doesn’t even exist. But, my gut says it does… For the sake of my sanity I might just have to let this one go.
Make like a tree and leave.
Make like a banana and split.
We’re off like a herd of turtles.
We’re off like a turd of herdles.
I’m off like a dirty shirt.
I’ve got (things to do,) places to go and people to meet.
run for the money
moving/running like. . .
. . . tin can tied to his tail
. . . the devil/IRS/YOUR FAVORIYE BOGEYMAN is after him
. . . his pants are on fire