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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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References in classic literature ?
that at last the king of the Good People took peety upon him, and sent one flying that brought back the bairn in a poke[20] and laid it down beside the man where he lay sleeping.
However, straight from the re-start O'Donnell showed quick thinking as he caught St Joe's goalkeeper Philip Mills napping and sent one flying past him from distance.
With the final kick of the match, Blaszczykowski sent one flying into the top corner.
That sparked life into a dying chase, and the decision to bowl Piyush Chawla cost Punjab dearly, as Saurav Ganguly launched a straight six, swept one for four, and sent one flying over midwicket.