fling (oneself) at (someone)

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fling (oneself) at (someone)

To eagerly pursue someone that one is romantically interested in. Naturally, Sean became more interested in me as soon as I stopped flinging myself at him.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fling something at someone or something

to throw something roughly or carelessly at someone or something. Don't fling that towel at me! Don't just fling that paper at the wastebasket, hoping it will get there!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fling oneself at someone

Also, fling or throw oneself at someone's head . Try openly to make someone love one. For example, She was constantly phoning him and inviting him over, really flinging herself at him, or Mom said she should stop throwing herself at his head.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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For example, he didn't really have the concept of time in English: when he asked: ''Hello Keith and how are you, tomorrow?'', I replied: ''I'm fine next week, Maher.'' After chatting and serving us a wonderful traditional Tunisian meal, Maher offered to show our wives around the local markets for some good quality bargains, rather than the cheap tacky souvenirs that the street vendors would fling at us. They both jumped at the chance and went off with Maher.
He said: "Whatever they fling at us tomorrow we'll be ready for the challenge.