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fly

1. slang Having an awareness of what is hip and current. Maria is fly—she'll be able to tell you the best club to go to.
2. slang Fashionable; cool. Those sunglasses are really fly.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly someone or something (into some place) (from some place)

 and fly someone or something in
to transport someone or something to some place from some place. We flew the documents into Adamsville from Springfield. We flew in the documents to Chicago from Springfield.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fly

1. mod. knowledgeable; alert and in the know. This dude is fly; there’s no question about it.
2. mod. nice-looking; stylish. I like your fly shoes, Sam.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

fly

/blow the coop
To make a getaway; escape.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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