go flying

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go flying

To become propelled through the air like a projectile, especially after being forcefully struck or tripping and falling. Dad went flying when he tripped on my skateboard at the bottom of the steps. The trash cans went flying when I accidentally hit them with my car.
See also: flying, go

go ˈflying

(British English, informal) fall, especially as a result of not seeing something under your feet: Someone’s going to go flying if you don’t pick up these toys.
See also: flying, go
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes we go flying down the great canals at such a gait that we can get only the merest glimpses into front doors, and again, in obscure alleys in the suburbs, we put on a solemnity suited to the silence, the mildew, the stagnant waters, the clinging weeds, the deserted houses and the general lifelessness of the place, and move to the spirit of grave meditation.
At such moments, starting from a windward roll, I would go flying through the air with dizzying swiftness, as though I clung to the end of a huge, inverted pendulum, the arc of which, between the greater rolls, must have been seventy feet or more.
One eye witness said they saw youngsters "go flying" after the motors collided and careered into spectators.
She said: "I joined the cadets to make new friends, try new experiences and adventures, to go flying, and to prepare myself for what it will be like in the RAF.
Speaking at the meeting, she said: "I walk to school with my daughter and we are encouraged to walk to school, but cars go flying down that road."
"You did not let a single bus drive through a neighborhood without having chunks of the bus and body parts go flying."
She said she didn't object when he would regularly interrupt his academic work to go flying with his instructor.
pieces; we've seen held things go flying. The sound: makes
Use a damp string or microfibre mop and the dust bunnies won't go flying. I would position your sofa so that there's a gap and it doesn't rest directly on the wall.
WHEELY DANGEROUS n Bikes and riders go flying as the Velopark BMX heats turn into an amazing crash scene
His terrified mum Marisa watched him "go flying along with the roof" before disappearing.
Bonham Carter steals the show, relishing shouting 'off with his head!' and playing croquet with flamingoes (duck when the hedgehogs go flying).
Mr Matthews's wife Jenny said he had 19 years flying experience and it was thought he had arranged to go flying with a work colleague and possibly another person.
It's at http://secondlife.com and, because it's currently a voguish thing for architects to do, you might as well join up, select your avatar's name, redesign it in whatever fantastical form you desire, and go flying. You can, of course, walk.
No, they do not, the same people who sped along the street before are still doing it, and I have seen them' they think it is a big joke to go flying along hurtling over the bumps.