Definition of in full flight in English:

in full flight


  • 1Escaping as fast as possible.

    ‘soon the infantry were in full flight’
    1. 1.1 Having gained momentum in a run or activity.
      ‘Yorke was brought down in full flight’
      • ‘He has released the good news that his Bank Holiday reunion is in full flight and will be attended by many locals who are coming home to join the celebration that weekend.’
      • ‘There was some justice attached to the goal, for the free-kick had been awarded when Alex Rae brought down Darren Huckerby in full flight.’
      • ‘Coventry skipper Paul Williams conceded a free-kick on the edge of his own penalty area after bringing down Ryan Giggs in full flight.’
      • ‘Few people watching really realised just how fast these boys travel when in full flight, and they were in full flight, bunched dangerously close together in a race for the line.’
      • ‘The Blues though were in total command and Huckerby completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot 60 seconds later after Matthieu Louis-Jean brought down Jensen who was in full flight.’
      • ‘In yet another defining moment, Paul Dodds scythed down a sixteen stone Tongan in full flight to inspire those around him.’
      • ‘The sight of Watson in full flight would have brought a smile to even the most sour of faces.’
      • ‘He was brought on to bowl with Fleming and Astle in full flight, and struck with his fifth delivery, which nipped in to beat the left-hander's bat and knock off the bails.’
      • ‘With Barney Maher back in full flight and with the possible return of the towering Larry Keenan it will be a different ball game.’
      • ‘While people are often quoting Micheal and other well known broadcasters, there is no doubt that Roscommon's own Willie comes up with some remarkable humorous gems when in full flight.’