go flying


: to move through space while falling
He tripped and went flying (through the air).

Examples of go flying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the tray tables are left open and down, things on them could go flying and become dangerous. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 23 July 2023 Rubber edges keep the bento box firmly in place on the lunch table so food doesn’t go flying. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 31 July 2023 The race is already splitting loyalties and forcing Richmond’s political elite to pick a favorite child, as endorsements go flying. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2022 Wearing a plaid long-sleeve shirt and glasses, Drew started jamming causing her neat bun to come undone and red sunglasses to go flying. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 30 June 2022 Ladies and gentlemen, NASA is about to go flying on Mars. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 1 Aug. 2020 The tree totters, ornaments go flying, and cats skedaddle in this sing-along picture book for children ages 3 and older and their families. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 2 Dec. 2022 Otherwise, your body parts may go flying in different directions, leaving you and your underwear pieces in a bad situation. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2022 Steel cords hold shade canvases in place, so there are no pesky umbrellas to go flying off. Ian McNulty, NOLA.com, 19 Aug. 2020 See More

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“Go flying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20flying. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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