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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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If the wind is on your side, join Jeff Andrade for watersports lessons at North Frigate Bay, which include kayaking, sailing and snorkelling, and don't forget to check out zip-lining at Wingfield Estate, where a man named Budweiser hooked us up to reas-suringly sturdy-looking harnesses and ropes and sent us flying 250ft in the air, our feet almost brushing the tops of the rainforest trees for a once-in-a-lifetime terrifying, breathtaking and unforgettable tour of the island.
Pelting across the dancefloor of the Dex nightclub, South London, in her five-inch heels, the babe almost sent us flying with a huge hug.
A win on Monday would have sent us flying into the top 10, but would that not have papered over the cracks?