One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fall or be knocked over.‘Rob tripped over a branch and went flying’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I jumped back, he threw me, and I went flying on top of the stand of hi-fis.’
- ‘Next thing, a wee guy whizzes past me, hits something and goes flying.’
- ‘I just put my foot down and went straight through the barricade, bins went flying everywhere.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Kenny knocked the wind out of Sophie; she went flying back into a wall, crumbling it.’
- ‘We went flying across the pavement and crashed straight through the front of a couple's house, ending up in their living room.’
- ‘She went flying off the bar stool and landed unconscious on the floor amid broken glass and tables.’
- ‘The teacup went flying, it was shattered, and one of the pieces cut Lindsay in her shin.’
- ‘Buckets of water went flying, other players waded in for retribution.’
- ‘Someone went flying through the wooden railings at one point, into the motorcycle parked by the rink.’
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