flyover states

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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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.
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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.
IN the big cities on the coast, they are cruelly referred to as the "flyover states".
* Live in the Flyover States and have a bumper sticker mounted on your car that says "Blue in a Red State."
And if they continue subtly [saying that], maybe those flyover states will learn a lesson."
Ehlert Brian Doyle-Murray Patricia Heaton is back in harried morn territory as the star of "The Middle," a low key family comedy whose title is a mulfifaceted reference to what the coastal elites like to call "the flyover states" as well as the struggling middle class.
The east and west coasts and the areas around the Great Lakes have voted Democrat, the rest - the so-called 'flyover states' - warming to George W Bush-style Republicanism.