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beeline it for (some place)

To head directly and quickly toward something or some place. Taken from the full phrase "make a beeline for something." I knew the boss was angry, so when I saw her come in, I beelined it for the break room.
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make a beeline for (someone or something)

To head directly and quickly toward something or some place. I knew the boss was angry, so when I saw her come in, I made a beeline for the break room. Every day when I come home from work, my toddler makes a beeline for me—it's just the cutest thing.
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make a beeline for someone or something

Fig. to head straight toward someone or something. (Alludes to the straight flight of a bee.) Billy came into the kitchen and made a beeline for the cookies. After the game, we all made a beeline for John, who was serving cold drinks.
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make a beeline for

Go straight to, as in He made a beeline for the refreshments. In this expression, beeline means "the shortest distance between two points," alluding to the route of worker bees bringing nectar and pollen back to the hive. [c. 1830]
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make a beeline for something

If you make a beeline for something, you go straight to it without any hesitation or delay. The boys headed for computer games while the girls made a beeline for the dolls. I made a beeline for the exit. Note: People use to think that bees, having collected the pollen (= powder made by flowers), flew back to the hive in a straight line. In fact, this belief has been proved to be incorrect. `As the crow flies' is based on a similar idea.
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make a beeline for

go rapidly and directly towards.
The phrase refers to the straight line supposedly taken instinctively by a bee returning to its hive.
1997 Bookseller And when he heard that people might like him to sign copies of his new novel…he cut the small talk and made a beeline for the stall.
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make a ˈbeeline for somebody/something

(informal) move directly towards somebody/something: The children made a beeline for the food the moment they came in.
This idiom refers to the way bees fly in a straight line when they return to the hive (= the box that they live in).

make a beeline for

Go directly to. This phrase is based on the assumption that a bee will take the shortest, most direct route back to the hive, in effect a straight line. It appeared in the Massachusetts Spy on November 24, 1830: “The squirrel took a beeline and reached the ground six feet ahead.”
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