fly past (someone or something)

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fly past (someone or something)

To soar or glide by someone or something The hawk flew past us and gave us quite a fright. The ball flew past me, so I had to chase it down in the outfield.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly past (someone or something)

to soar or glide past someone or something. The stone flew past Mike's left ear, and he ducked. The plane flew past the cloud bank.
See also: fly, past
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We had hardly sunk from view when the man flew past us on the road.
A kakariki couple - the colourful New Zealand parakeet - flew past us chattering.
Never have I seen a bird of prey show where the birds actually swoop among the crowds, one chap near to us had one of the wings of Katie the red kite tickle his head as she flew past us. It was breathtaking to be so close to these incredible birds.
But, if we look from the perspective of size, considering objects like the one that flew past us last weekend or bigger than that, the data comes down to a few thousand asteroids.
Mum Sarah, from Cyncoed, said: "We were driving down Newport Road past the junction with the garage when he just flew past us.
Eoin Wilson, 27, a freelance journalist, said: "My girlfriend and I were driving through the area when an ambulance flew past us followed by a police car.
Had my Cessna been inside Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdal's Class C airspace when the jet flew past us, ATC would have had to use one of those three options.
Several hours later, a different plane flew past us.
In Romania we passed a horse pulling a cart of hay, then a few minutes later a Ferrari flew past us.
Then, one by one, they flew past us in turn, saluted and waved farewell as they left for home.
Last Friday, on our way to Abu Dhabi, I as a passenger, noticed this car who flew past us at around 140kph.A A glimpse of this image was what I thought to be the driver holding his little baby on his lap!
We were one storey up and a grand piano flew past us.
Liveried and covered in decals, they flew past us as we set a more sedate pace in convoy with Sue in our Swift Lifestyle Motorhome, kindly lent to me by Marquis Motorhomes of Durham.
"Coming through!" Me and my dog had seconds to jump out of the way before he flew past us in a blur of pedals and profanities.