fur fly

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fur fly

informal
used to say that someone becomes very angry or upset
  • When she finds out about your mistake, fur will fly.

Word by Word Definitions

fur play
  1. : to cover, line, trim, or clothe with fur

  2. : to coat or clog as if with fur

  3. : to apply furring to

  1. : a piece of the dressed pelt of an animal used to make, trim, or line wearing apparel

  2. : an article of clothing made of or with fur

  3. : the hairy coat of a mammal especially when fine, soft, and thick

fly play
  1. : to move in or pass through the air with wings

  2. : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space

  3. : to float, wave, or soar in the air

  1. : the action or process of flying : flight

  2. : a device consisting of two or more radial vanes capable of rotating on a spindle to act as a fan or to govern the speed of clockwork or very light machinery

  3. : flywheel

  1. : to hit a fly in baseball

  1. : a winged insect

  2. : any of a large order (Diptera) of winged or rarely wingless insects (such as the housefly, mosquito, or gnat) that have the anterior wings functional, the posterior wings reduced to halteres, and segmented often headless, eyeless, and legless larvae — compare maggot

  3. : a large stout-bodied fly

  1. : keen, artful


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