fly past (someone or something)

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fly past (someone or something)

To soar or glide by someone or something The hawk flew past us and gave us quite a fright. The ball flew past me, so I had to chase it down in the outfield.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly past (someone or something)

to soar or glide past someone or something. The stone flew past Mike's left ear, and he ducked. The plane flew past the cloud bank.
See also: fly, past
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In this ceaseless rush of shadows and shades, that, like the fantastic forms of clouds cast darkly upon the waters on a windy day, fly past us to fall headlong below the hard edge of an implacable horizon, we must turn to the national spirit, which, superior in its force and continuity to good and evil fortune, can alone give us the feeling of an enduring existence and of an invincible power against the fates.
The next three birds looked like they were going to fly past us at 35 to 40 yards, so we both nocked our regular arrows in anticipation.
We travel eastwards regularly and most times at 70mph and still idiot drivers fly past us in who cares mode.