let fly with (something)

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let fly with (something)

1. To throw something very quickly and suddenly. I had just given an admittedly snide retort when he let fly with a punch to my head! The audience began letting fly with all manner of garbage and refuse as they booed the unfortunate singer off the stage.
2. To give a very quick or sudden response, especially some critical or sarcastic remark. The student let fly with a comment about the teacher's wife, which landed him straight in the principal's office. The comedian, known for her sharp, merciless wit, let fly with a torrent of off-the-cuff jabs at the host of the show.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

let fly with something

Fig. to throw or thrust something, such as a rock, ball, punch, etc. The pitcher wound up and let fly with a strike—right over the plate. Max let fly with a blow to Lefty's chin.
See also: fly, let
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Dover had gone close to opening the scoring midway through the first half when Miller cut inside his marker before letting fly with a powerful left-footed effort which crashed against the crossbar.
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The visitors began brightly and took the lead when Sasha Opinel latched onto a throw-in from Lee Miles, before letting fly with a 25-yard piledriver that rocketed low into the net, leaving Canvey goalkeeper Danny Potter helpless.
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