like a blue-arsed fly(redirected from like a blue arsed fly)
like a blue-arsed fly
rude slang In a fast, frenetic, and harried manner. Usually used in the phrase "run/rush around like a blue-arsed fly." Give yourself enough time before deadline so that you don't have to be rushing around like a blue-arsed fly at the last minute. I need to sit down for a minute—I've been running around like a blue-arsed fly all day!
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like a blue-arsed flyBRITISH, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If you do something like a blue-arsed fly, you do it very quickly and without having much control. I ran around like a blue-arsed fly, packed two suitcases and a trunk, and left everything else.
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like a blue-arsed flyin an extremely hectic or frantic way. British vulgar slang
The ‘blue-arsed fly’ referred to is a bluebottle, well known for its frenetic buzzing about.
1998 Rebecca Ray A Certain Age I'm not going to run around like a blue-arsed fly pandering to you and your bloody room, alright?
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