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fly around

To move through the air around someone or something (who may or may not be mentioned specifically after "around"). Ugh, there are so many mosquitos flying around tonight! Why are so many gnats flying around us all of a sudden?
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fly around someone or something

to soar or float in the air near someone or something. We saw seven helicopters flying around the stadium. A bunch of mosquitoes flew around me.
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fly around

to soar or float aloft randomly. There were insects flying around everywhere. Planes flew around all day and all night, making it hard to sleep.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then it came to him that it was the grocer's bill, and that these were his bills flying around on the drum of the mangle.
And the next time I was heading away to the left of it -- and not gaining on it much either, for I was flying around, this way and that and t'other, but it was going straight ahead all the time.
With him came a gust of wind, once more sending the papers flying around the compartment.
His driver sat, whip in hand, magnificently impenetrable to the gibes and jests that were flying around her.
A huge swarm of them flew towards me, flying around my head and shoulders, then landing in my Buddleia bush, Painted Ladies and Red Admirals, together.
While on its way to Newark, New Jersey, the bat emerged and started flying around the cabin, much to the shock of the passengers on board.
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'It's expensive to be flying around. I'm having second thoughts about going to Jordan and Israel because of the expense,' he said during a speech to businessmen on Tuesday night.
In a message to local councillors, the council's library services team said the two birds were flying around the building and appeared 'distressed.'.
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Finished shopping and must fly now Shoppers at the USA's biggest mall can take a break from retail therapy and go flying around the country instead.