send flying


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send somebody/something flying

to cause someone or something to move very quickly An explosion rocked the building, sending him flying into a desk.
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send flying

Cause to be knocked or scattered about, as in She bumped into the table and sent all the papers flying. This somewhat hyperbolic idiom was first recorded in 1789.
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send flying

Informal
To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force: a blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.
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