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no flies on

noun phrase

Nothing impeding one's energy, awareness, soundness, up-todateness, etc: There's no flies on Jersey. It's got more and better bookmakers

[1888+; fr the image of an active cow, horse, etc, on which flies cannot settle; the similar term no flies about is found in Australia by 1848]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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