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Фразеологизмы со словом fly

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be a fly on the wall
To eavesdrop on a secret conversation.
Наблюдать за ситуацией, будучи незаметным.
How I wish I could be a fly on the wall to hear what my fiance's parents are saying about me!
I'd like to be a fly on the wall when the management discusses my project.
Я бы хотел понаблюдать, когда наше руководство обсуждает мой проект.
come off with flying colors
through with flying colors
To succeed; triumph.
John came off with flying colors in his final exams at college.
fly at one's throat
To attack you suddenly with great anger.
When Tom called Dick a bad name, Dick flew at his throat.
fly ball
A baseball hit high into the air.
He hit an easy fly ball to center field.
fly blind
To fly an airplane by instruments alone.
In the heavy fog he had to fly blind.
To do something without understanding what you are doing.
I'm glad the car runs now; I was flying blind when I fixed it.
He's flying blind when he talks about philosophy.
fly-by-night
A company that sells many cheap things for a big profit and then disappears.
A dependable company honors its guarantees, but a fly-by-night only wants your money.
A person who does not pay his bills, but sneaks away (as at night.)
Hotels are bothered by fly-by-nights.
Set up to make a lot of money in a hurry, then disappear so people can't find you to complain about poor work, etc.; not trustworthy; not reliable.
Mrs. Blank bought her vacuum cleaner from a new company; when she tried to have it fixed, she found it was a fly-by-night business.
fly by the seat of one's pants
To fly an airplane by feel and instinct rather than with the help of the instruments.
Many pilots in World War I had to fly by the seat of their pants.
Действовать по интуиции.
Without any formal training, he decided to fly by the seat of his pants and try his luck in New York.
Без какой-либо формальной подготовки он решил действовать наугад и попытать удачу в Нью-Йорке.
flying high
fly high
Very happy; joyful.
Jack was flying high after his team won the game.
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