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go flying

To fall, especially after tripping over something. Dad went flying when he didn't see my skateboard at the bottom of the steps.
See also: flying

go ˈflying

(British English, informal) fall, especially as a result of not seeing something under your feet: Someone’s going to go flying if you don’t pick up these toys.
See also: flying
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Out of the blue the plane just dropped, everybody went flying and hit their heads NIKKI HARTIN BORIACK PASSENGER ON THE FLIGHT
But the dog was hit by a car, went flying through the air and crashed into Mrs Skrine, who was knocked unconscious and injured her hip and knee.
Mrs Cruickshank, president of Elgin City's social club, said her glasses went flying as she was punched to the ground.
He spun around just after he caught the ball and defender Jacob Elimimian went flying pasthim.
SUPERMAN star Brandon Routh was rescued by two middle-aged women after he went flying from his mountain bike.
Ashley's bunny ears went flying early in the play session, as did the carrot that came with her costume.
Witnesses said colorful vendors booths and bodies went flying as the maroon 1992 Buick LaSabre accelerated down the street at 1:35 p.
I went flying in my son's room, and thanked God they were all right,'' she said cradling one of the ducklings in her cupped hands.
My club went flying three times,'' said Na, only the fourth repeat boys' champion in the half-century history of the event.
I flew off the windshield and went flying,'' said Cwik, sporting a cut beneath his nose.
The concussion from the blast could be felt for miles and shrapnel from the bomb went flying, but there was no damage and people were allowed to return to their homes within minutes.