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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!
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.
send someone flyingcause someone to be violently flung to the ground.
To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force: a blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.