take a flying leap

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take a flying leap

US, informal + impolite
used to tell someone who is being irritating or annoying to go away
  • She told the guy in the bar to (go) take a flying leap.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

flying play
  1. : moving or capable of moving in the air

  2. : moving or made by moving rapidly

  3. : very brief

  1. : travel by air

  2. : the operation of an aircraft or spacecraft

leap play
  1. : to spring free from or as if from the ground : jump

  2. : to pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

  3. : to act precipitately

  1. : an act of leaping : spring, bound

  2. : a place leaped over or from

  3. : the distance covered by a leap


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