run around like a blue-arsed fly

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run around like a blue-arsed fly

To work quickly and with much activity while trying to accomplish a large number of tasks, perhaps simultaneously. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Give yourself enough time before deadline so that you don't have to be running around like a blue-arsed fly at the last minute.
See also: around, fly, like, run
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"The kitman was running around like a blue-arsed fly, saying 'We need 27 more - get it on!' It was better than reading the match programme, that's for sure."
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