drop like flies

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Definition of drop like flies

informal
: to become ill or die over a short period of time and in large numbers Horses and cattle dropped like flies during the drought. The heat was so intense that people were dropping like flies. often used figurativelyCandidates were dropping like flies during the early part of the campaign.

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“Drop like flies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20like%20flies. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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