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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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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You wouldn't get Carol Smillie in the sack with a waiter in Summer Holiday or Judith Chalmers flinging herself at a deck-chair attendant in Wish You Were Here...?
The KGB agent stalked the MSDF officer and two days later approached him as he was trying to get into a car, flinging herself at him and refusing to let him go.
Dancing with her hands fisted, she jerked around the stage, at times flinging herself at Neeck like some kind of killer insect.