go flying

idiom

: 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 Oxley said that loose trash can go flying when the carts are emptied, and operators don’t have time to chase it down. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 22 Apr. 2024 The shatterproof glass is designed with an explosion-proof membrane, which means that even when accidentally broken, mirror fragments won’t go flying across the room. Stephanie Osmanski, Southern Living, 24 Jan. 2024 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

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“Go flying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20flying. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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