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fly off

1. To leave a particular place by flying, as of a bird. The birds all flew off when they heard us coming.
2. To depart some place or thing hastily. Yeah, Paulina flew off earlier today because she had to be in Baltimore by noon.
3. To travel to a particular destination by flying, as on an airplane. Well, I guess I won't see you this weekend if you're flying off to Paris.
4. To suddenly become very upset, angry, or agitated. Don't fly off into a fit—we can fix this problem.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly off

 
1. Lit. to take to flight quickly. The stork flew off before we got a good look at it. The little birds flew off and things were quiet again.
2. Fig. to leave in a hurry. Well, it's late. I must fly off. She flew off a while ago.
See also: fly, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fly off

v.
1. To fly away: After the gunshot, the birds flew off.
2. To depart and travel by flying: My parents flew off to Miami for the weekend.
3. To suddenly and expressively enter an excited, especially negative, emotional state: When the child was told to sit down, he flew off into a rage.
See also: fly, off
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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So she flew off from the nest, and left Darzee to keep the babies warm, and continue his song about the death of Nag.
She flew off her nest as Nagaina came along, and flapped her wings about Nagaina's head.
And now the notes he changed no longer aroused such reflections, and they flew off like little birds.
"So he flew off and fetched another acorn and dropped it in, and tried to flirt his eye to the hole quick enough to see what become of it, but he was too late.
They flew off at my approach, and he raised his eyes and spoke:-
No sooner was this done than the Wizard King was seen in the air under the form of some unknown bird, exclaiming as he flew off that he would never forgive either his son or the Fairy the cruel wrong they had done him.
When the Cat's-meat-Man had gone the parrot flew off the window on to the Doctor's table and said,
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The man, referred to as John, was hit so hard with the club that its head flew off but the religious brother continued to hit him.
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