no flies on somebody

no flies on (one)

One is very active or works at a fast pace. Alludes to the idea that flies do not or cannot settle on fast-moving animals. There are certainly no flies on Judy. She works so fast that the rest of her team can't keep up with her.
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(there are) no flies on somebody

1 somebody is not stupid and therefore cannot be tricked or deceived easily: You can’t just tell her that you’ve lost the money; she’ll never believe you. There are no flies on Jane, you know.
2 somebody is skilful or clever at doing something: There are no flies on Jim. He can persuade anybody to buy a car from him.
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