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flutter down

To fall or move slowly or gently downward through the air. The papers slipped out of my hand and fluttered down to the ground.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flutter down

[for flying or falling things] to flap or float downward. The butterflies fluttered down onto the flowers. The leaves fluttered down from the trees when the breeze blew.
See also: down, flutter
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If a bass doesn't bite as the lure flutters down, one may sprint to snatch it as it moves past the rock.
At midnight, a shower of colour flutters down from buildings around Times Square.
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Finally, like the straw that breaks the camel's back, one little feather flutters down and tickles the wombat's nose.
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A broken mirror, its pieces reflecting mosaic-like fragmentations, has nice parallels to the painter's late backgrounds, while a magical moment when gold leaf flutters down from the ceiling pays homage to Klimt's ravishing use of gilding.
At the service held each year in the Royal Albert Hall, each petal that flutters down from the ceiling is in memory of a life lost during the World Wars.
Maybe the mail for Balsall Heath will in future be dropped by air, and I will have to run out and catch it as it flutters down. That, at least, would save the cost of postmen on the ground.