fly to (someone or something)

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fly to (someone or something)

1. To travel to a particular place or destination by plane. I'm flying to Boston this weekend for a wedding. How long do you think will it take me to fly to Chicago from Dallas?
2. To rush to someone or something. My daughter isn't thrilled that I've gone back to work—she flies to me the minute I get home.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly to someone or something

to go to someone or something quickly and eagerly; to flee to someone or something. She flew to his arms as he got off the boat. Harry flew to Gloria and hugged her tight.
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fly to something

to go to something or some place by air. After Miami, we fly to Chicago. Let's fly to Paris for lunch.
See also: fly, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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