make a beeline for

idiom

informal
: to go quickly and directly at or to (something or someone)
He made a beeline for the kitchen.

Examples of make a beeline for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a quick pre-partum feast at a fancy restaurant — where Dawn has Eden looking up her skirt to check dilation every 30 seconds — the duo make a beeline for the maternity ward. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 10 Mar. 2024 My favorite memory from the post-Oscar’s Governors Ball is seeing all the stars make a beeline for the bread baskets. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2024 While the internet will tell you to visit Ichiran for ramen, skip the chain and make a beeline for Hayashi to slurp up an unctuous broth made from a combination of fish and pork bones. Christina Liao, Vogue, 9 Jan. 2024 While first-time visitors to Istria make a beeline for the coast, those in the know swear by the peninsula's green interior. Anja Mutic, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2021 For something more tame, make a beeline for Retro Boat Rentals in Saugatuck, Michigan. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2021 Budding paleontologists will make a beeline for the newish David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time to see skeletons like a Tyrannosaurus rex, plus dinosaur dioramas and scientists at work uncovering specimens in the FossiLab. Adele Chapin, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2023 Paul Dano was one of the first actors to make a beeline for the bar during a commercial break. Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, 11 Jan. 2023 Most visitors come for the trees, and yes, first-timers should absolutely make a beeline for them on favorites like the three-mile Congress Trail and the 0.3-mile General Grant Tree Trail. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 1 Nov. 2022

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“Make a beeline for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20beeline%20for. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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