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die like flies

To succumb to a particular problem, often an illness, in large numbers. People will be dying like flies if we are unable to contain this infection.
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die (or drop) like flies

die or collapse in large numbers.
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die/drop/fall like ˈflies

die, become ill, etc. in large numbers: During the epidemic people were dropping like flies.
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