One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make one's escape.
- ‘Is it just me or don't most people want to fly the coop by the time they hit 20?’
- ‘Alan's the eldest and had decided to fly the coop… he had some great friends over there, he was really happy.’
- ‘‘They are flying the coop in search of greener pastures,’ she lamented at a press conference recently.’
- ‘Eventually, the writers took pity on their tragic hero and Timothy was allowed to fly the coop with his latest girlfriend, Pippa, at the end.’
- ‘As the pressure mounts, rumors circulate that Jim intends to double-cross his old friends and fly the coop.’
- ‘The company today rubbished rumours that its flamboyant founder was flying the coop.’
- ‘She had wanted to take our relationship to the next level and that's always when I fly the coop.’
- ‘I helped keep track of Zoe last month, I let them know when she flew the coop, and they don't even let me know anything about her!’
- ‘After my ex flew the coop, I tied my wedding ring to a helium balloon and let it loose in the wild blue yonder.’
- ‘The meeting was called by a bunch of auditors, so I should have known to fly the coop.’
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