as the crow flies
The most direct route between two places: “From here to Gold Bar, it's only ten miles as the crow flies, but twenty miles by the winding mountain road.”
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The cat had been about to spring at Grandfather Mole again when Mr. Crow spoke to her.
And he quite agreed with old Mr. Crow, who had come hurrying up to see what was going on.
Mr. Crow was rocking back and forth on his perch, for a joke—on anybody except himself—always delighted him.
Other Idioms and Phrases with as the crow flies
In a straight line, by the shortest route, as in It's only a mile as the crow flies, but about three miles by this mountain road. This idiom is based on the fact that crows, very intelligent birds, fly straight to the nearest food supply. [Late 1700s]