flit from

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.
See also: flit
References in classic literature ?
I flit from court to court at my own free will and pleasure, and am always welcome.
Her cheeks were thin and hollow, her eyes a little too prominent, some hidden expression which seemed at times to flit from one to the other of her features suggested a sensuality which was a little incongruous with her somewhat angular figure and generally cold demeanour.
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.
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.
I should not be at all surprised if Big Sister hadn't always planned her early flit from the Big Brother house.
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.
Flatley will flit from his floating fair-weather holiday to England, where he's due to dance through a record-shattering 22 concerts in a row at Wembley Arena.