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flyover states

The states located in the middle of the US, as opposed to those on or near the East and West Coasts. The phrase is typically used derisively to dismiss these states as unimportant, uninteresting, or not worthy of visiting (i.e. the states that one flies over on the way to worthwhile destinations). I want to take a road trip across the US this year and actually experience some of the flyover states for a change. The flyover states are just a bunch of rectangles. Do they even have names?
See also: flyover, state
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A wink here, a nod there played well enough when few were paying attention to the antics in a flyover state, but the national spotlight burns brighter and hotter, often reducing themost cocksure to asoft pile of chicken feathers.<br />As attorney general, Pruitt spent lavishly and wastefully bringing unwinnable lawsuits against the EPA.
In "Kansas," the flyover state becomes the brunt of a group joke at "the annual all-state cocktail party." In "The Girl, the Wolf, the Crone," a fairy tale is reworked -- and this time, the grandmother eats the wolf.
That she's from a "flyover state" helps blunt&nbsp;Clinton's coastal elitist reputation.
Earlier, Hamister spokesmen said that the announced "resort" style development would actually be a Hyatt Place, the sort of smallish, boxy hotel one might find near the airport of some second rate city in a flyover state.
MANY FOLKS CONSIDER Nebraska a flyover state, but bird hunters know better.
I'm not talking about the restrained, edited sort of letters that you usually see printed in the paper, which tend to be reasonably sane, if whiny--complaints about grammar, profanity, and the profound stupidity of anyone who happens to live in a flyover state. No, I mean the letters that show up in the newspaper's mailbox scrawled on WetNaps and underlined in magic marker.
Cooks from across the continent (including those in the flyover states) seemed to be cooking out of the same recipe book of sweet, greasy, oddly compelling recipes that were unknown in China but were definitely Chinese.
Democrats wrote off Middle American last year and either don't believe they did, or are persuading themselves they are better off without the "flyover states."
Coverage of middle America--what some people call "the flyover states"--needs to increase.
The elites who had rigged the system, who were running America for themselves, who belittled and ignored the "flyover states." So the more nearly every media outlet in the nation exhorted them to vote for Clinton, the more they doubled down on their belief that she was part of the problem.
It would sure be interesting to know what employers in the flyover states are doing to protect their workers!"
The researchers indicate that there is a growing relevance to the so-called "flyover states," those not on either coasts, areas that are sometimes not considered to be generally influential.
This year's BASF Coatings Color Collection 2014/2015 report, "Under the Radar," predicts a new level of normality is coming as North America bounces back from the recession and society embraces the unpretentious beauty of the "flyover states."
I N the USA they're known as the "flyover states" - the sparsely populated but huge areas in the centre of the country that politicians from east or west coast cities only see from the seats of their aeroplanes.
But to those of us in the flyover states, you gotta really work at understanding what they're talking about.