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send (one) flying

To throw or fling someone through the air and onto the ground. The drunk driver struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk and sent him flying. If you don't get out of my face, I'm going to send you flying!
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send flying

Cause to be knocked or scattered about, as in She bumped into the table and sent all the papers flying. This somewhat hyperbolic idiom was first recorded in 1789.
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send someone flying

cause someone to be violently flung to the ground.
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send flying

Informal
To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force: a blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.
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Nobody involved wanted to send us flying with a piece of FOD in the cockpit, but jet status, the timeline, and pressure to execute made everyone want to believe the FOD issue adequately had been mitigated.
He'd attack the hill with everything he had and, a quarter of the way down, throw his weight to the right and send us flying over the gravel onto the grass of the deep ditch separating our residential road from the busy highway.
We have to be professional but we also need to be ruthless and get a few goals to send us flying into the Watford game.