fly the coop


fly the coop
escape

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • fly the coop — {v. phr.}, {slang} To leave suddenly and secretly; run away. * /The robbers flew the coop before the police arrived./ * /His partner flew the coop with all the money./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly the coop — {v. phr.}, {slang} To leave suddenly and secretly; run away. * /The robbers flew the coop before the police arrived./ * /His partner flew the coop with all the money./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly the coop — When children leave home to live away from their parents, they fly the coop …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fly the coop — verb flee; take to one s heels; cut and run If you see this man, run! The burglars escaped before the police showed up • Syn: ↑scat, ↑run, ↑scarper, ↑turn tail, ↑lam, ↑run away, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly the coop — tv. to escape from somewhere; to get away. □ I was afraid he would fly the coop if I didn’t tie him up. □ I flew the coop before my dad got home …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fly the coop —    When children leave home to live away from their parents, they fly the coop.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fly\ the\ coop — v. phr. slang To leave suddenly and secretly; run away. The robbers flew the coop before the police arrived. His partner flew the coop with all the money …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fly the coop — mainly American to leave somewhere, especially to leave your home for the first time in order to live away from the family. The last of our kids has finally flown the coop so we have the whole house to ourselves …   New idioms dictionary

  • fly the coop — verb To depart hastily or unannounced; to escape or flee. Not liking the accommodations, I took the first chance and flew the coop …   Wiktionary

  • fly the coop — vp To leave, elope, or escape. When he saw you coming up the walk, he flew the coop. 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • fly the coop — Synonyms and related words: bail out, break away, break jail, break loose, cut loose, escape, escape prison, evade, flee, get away, get clear of, get free, get out, get out of, jump, make a getaway, skip, slip the collar …   Moby Thesaurus


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