see as the crow flies; drop like flies; no flies on someone; time flies. Also see under fly.
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Buzzards are all flying around pecking at them, and there are insects and flies, and you can see blood on the ground.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon|Carrie Arnold|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The aircraft stops once to clear South African customs, then flies on to Botswana.
Toward the end, on the ballad “Someone Else,” she flies over the crowd while straddling a giant hot dog like Slim Pickens.Miley Cyrus’s NBC Twerk-A-Thon: Tongues, Leotards, and Dwarfs, Oh My!|Marlow Stern|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The suitcases were soon after spotted by passersby who approached to see swarms of flies.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases|Michael Daly|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The flies were all over his ears and eyes, and I brushed them away and picked him up.
Flies were often to be found floating on the surface of the water in a large water pail.
Nature in an agony is no atheist; the soul that knows not where to fly, flies to God.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
What is wanted is a trap capable of securing the game that hops or flies.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
The little stream is filled with trout; one has flies for bait which have to be kept on the move continually.An Anarchist Woman|Hutchins Hapgood
There was no flies on my conversion, I can tell you; I 'ad real live scruples; I'd been thinkin' too much.General Bramble|Andr Maurois