How To Use FLY - Learn Six American English Idioms

idioms & slang podcast Oct 12, 2021

Today, we’re going to look at six idioms that all talk about how to fly and things that fly. You can fly off the handle, fly under the radar, or even fly the coop. We'll also look at how things can fly off the shelf and even what happens when pigs fly.

Here are some of the example sentences. To get the rest and the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or get the transcript for the details.

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  • I think I’m gonna fly.
  • It’s getting late. I’m gonna fly.
  • I need to fly out of the office at 4:00 today because I have a doctor appointment at 4:15.
  • The boss always flies off the handle when someone comes to work late.
  • Franks wife flew off the handle when he came home drunk last night.
  • If I forget my wife’s birthday, she will totally fly off the handle.
  • Last year, at the beginning of the pandemic, toilet paper was flying off the shelves.
  • When iPhones first came out they flew off the shelves.
  • Michael’s grammar workbook always flies off the shelves.

  • This meeting is so boring. Let’s fly the coop.
  • Jack and his friends were at the party for just an hour when they finally decided to fly the coop.
  • I don't want to stay for the second half of this conference. I’m gonna fly the coop during the coffee break time.
  • Albert doesn’t use social media because he prefers to fly under the radar.
  • The gangsters in the 1950’s flew under the radar so the policed didn’t notice what they were doing.
  • Mike never gets in trouble with his wife because he usually flies under the radar. Hmmm.
  • Do I eat raisins? Ha ha, yeah, when pigs fly.
  • The company I work for is so cheap. I guess the next time we get a raise will be when pigs fly.
  • Get back together with my ex-wife? Huh! Only when pigs fly!

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