as the crow flies

phrase

as in straight
in a direct line or course The dock is about four miles away as the crow flies, but it's closer to six or seven by car.

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“As the crow flies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/as%20the%20crow%20flies. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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