The next summer, Johns had a “fling” with Rachel Rosenthal, reborn as a performance artist and now living in LA.
Unmarried women are coming back to the Democrats after their 2010 fling with Republicans.
After Mariah Carey denied having a fling with the rapper, Eminem went ballistic.
But this time, we were looking for more than just a couple of great dates or a fling.
Remember, the people surveyed have already signed up for a fling.
Diana of Ephesus is always prepared to fling prudence to the winds for the red-nosed comedian who sits on his hat.
The quiet heart will be able to fling its whole strength into its work.
And he that might have thrust you beneath the flood and drowned you there did but fling you into the boat.
If you fail—and you must fail—you will fling the country into the arms of England.
There was his own, which he deemed it no excess of chivalry to fling into the gulf.
c.1300, probably from or related to Old Norse flengja "to flog," of uncertain origin. The Middle English intransitive sense is that suggested by phrase have a fling at "make a try." An obsolete word for "streetwalker, harlot" was fling-stink (1670s). Related: Flung; flinging.
"attempt, attack," early 14c.; see fling (v.). Sense of "period of indulgence on the eve of responsibilities" first attested 1827. Meaning "vigorous dance" (associated with the Scottish Highlands) is from 1806.