In addition to the idioms beginning with fly or flying
, also see
- get off the ground (to a flying start)
- go fly a kite
- let fly
- make the dust fly
- not hurt a fly
- on the fly
- send flying
- when pigs fly
- with flying colors
. Also see under fliesflight.
Flying Spaghetti MonsterRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Do You Remember This Fly 90s Slang?The 90s might be in the past, but that doesn’t mean the language from that decade needs to be. Sure, there are some words we don’t need to hang onto (boo-yah! and not! come to mind), but there are a few we’d like to keep around. So, try out these words from the 90s for those days when you’re feeling especially fly.
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