One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fall or be knocked over.‘Rob tripped over a branch and went flying’
- ‘In one rehearsal, one of the women's sticks broke in two as she kicked it and half of it went flying off into the wings.’
- ‘We went flying across the pavement and crashed straight through the front of a couple's house, ending up in their living room.’
- ‘Buckets of water went flying, other players waded in for retribution.’
- ‘Kenny knocked the wind out of Sophie; she went flying back into a wall, crumbling it.’
- ‘I just put my foot down and went straight through the barricade, bins went flying everywhere.’
- ‘She went flying off the bar stool and landed unconscious on the floor amid broken glass and tables.’
- ‘Someone went flying through the wooden railings at one point, into the motorcycle parked by the rink.’
- ‘Next thing, a wee guy whizzes past me, hits something and goes flying.’
- ‘I jumped back, he threw me, and I went flying on top of the stand of hi-fis.’
- ‘Faith's apple went flying in the air as she was knocked over, and she had to make a mad grab to catch it before it fell.’
- ‘The teacup went flying, it was shattered, and one of the pieces cut Lindsay in her shin.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.