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flit about

To move in a quick, deft manner. The kids are outside, trying to catch the lightning bugs that are flitting about. I think Anita is flitting about the office, straightening up. Good luck finding her.
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flit about

to move about quickly; to dart about. A large number of hummingbirds were flitting about. Butterflies and moths flitted about among the trees and flowers.
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There have been days when I've gone to this 8:30 Mass, sung the traditional, metrical hymns, and asked myself, "What am I doing here?" I'd silently conjure up images of my 20-something friends picking up their frothy lattes on their way to work, flitting about in hectic office environments, and surfing the Internet first thing in the morning.
Nicknamed "the odd couple" by a fawning media, O'Neill and Bono spent nearly two weeks flitting about the World's poorest continent.
.there you will surely find its complementary Ouzel, flitting about in the spray, diving in foaming eddies, whirling like a leaf among beaten-foam bells."
In 1973, biologists discovered the Poouli flitting about the lush rain forest that grows on the northeastern slope of a dormant volcano in Maui.
Those trees had become unstuck in space, flitting about the country and arriving quite by chance in Arizona, Ohio, or--in my case--South Dakota.
At night, the leaf comes alive, flitting about in search of food and mates.