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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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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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
send someone flyingcause someone to be violently flung to the ground.
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To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force: a blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.