take a flying leap

Definition of take a flying leap

US, informal + impolite

  1. —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

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

flyingplay
  1. :  moving or capable of moving in the air

    :  moving or made by moving rapidly

    :  very brief

  1. :  travel by air

    :  the operation of an aircraft or spacecraft

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

    :  to pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

    :  to act precipitately

  1. :  an act of leaping :  spring, bound

    :  a place leaped over or from

    :  the distance covered by a leap


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