flit from

flit from (something to something)

To move quickly from thing to thing. I'm sorry, I have to go inside—there are just too many bees flitting from plant to plant out here! You wouldn't make so many mistakes if you stopped flitting from job to job and really focused on what you were doing.
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flit from (something to something else)

1. Lit. [for an insect] to fly quickly from one thing to another. The butterfly flitted from flower to flower.
2. Fig. [for someone] to go quickly from task to task, spending little time on each one. The housekeeper only flits from room to room without ever getting anything completely clean.
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References in classic literature ?
I flit from court to court at my own free will and pleasure, and am always welcome.
Charm, fury, outrage, indignation, he can flit from one emotion to another with ease, and this latest silent protest will not have been anything more than another tactic employed to lead his men closer to the title.
GIANTS' roller-coaster season continues to flit from the ridiculous to the sublime after they produced a stunning second-half fightback to arrest their recent slump at rain-soaked Belle Vue.
You're a social butterfly and happy to flit from one best friend to another.
Written in a distinctly personal voice, the book covers a lot of territory very readably, even if Johnson does flit from topic to topic like a butterfly in a flower garden.
Danvers' Christine is a bit hit and miss, but it's a taxing role, which calls upon her to flit from emotion to emotion without ever grounding her character.
In the canopy above, several types of honeycreepers, including a crimson Akepa and a green-and-yellow Akiapolaau, flit from flower to flower.
I should not be at all surprised if Big Sister hadn't always planned her early flit from the Big Brother house.