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beeline it for (some place)

To head directly and quickly toward something or some place. Taken from the full phrase "make a beeline for something." I knew the boss was angry, so when I saw her come in, I beelined it for the break room.
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make a beeline for (someone or something)

To head directly and quickly toward something or some place. I knew the boss was angry, so when I saw her come in, I made a beeline for the break room. Every day when I come home from work, my toddler makes a beeline for me—it's just the cutest thing.
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make a beeline for someone or something

Fig. to head straight toward someone or something. (Alludes to the straight flight of a bee.) Billy came into the kitchen and made a beeline for the cookies. After the game, we all made a beeline for John, who was serving cold drinks.
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make a beeline for somebody/something

to move quickly and directly toward someone or something When the train finally arrived, cold and weary travelers made a beeline for it.
Etymology: based on the idea that a bee travels in a direct path to its hive (place where it lives)
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make a beeline for somebody/something

to move quickly and directly towards a particular person or thing Phil arrived at about nine and made a beeline for the champagne.
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make a beeline for

Go straight to, as in He made a beeline for the refreshments. In this expression, beeline means "the shortest distance between two points," alluding to the route of worker bees bringing nectar and pollen back to the hive. [c. 1830]
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Using the Beeline Shopper system, customers' shopping lists can be used either to instantly fill an online shopping cart, as with Bashas' program, or can be printed for use in the store.
The results of this market trial show that when you put a scanner in the home with our QuickScan booklet of 1200 common products, impulse buying moves to the kitchen and the shopping cart increases," said Leib Lurie, general manager of Beeline Shopper.
Bashas' customers continue to use the Beeline system, and the company is exploring options to expand the service.
The Beeline Shopper home scanning and nutrition program provides a simple bar code scanner families use to instantly create a personalized shopping list before going to the grocery store.