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English definition of “drop like flies”

drop like flies

informal
If people are dropping like flies, they are dying or falling down in large numbers: The heat was overwhelming and people were dropping like flies.Falling and droppingMoving downwards to stop doing an activity in large numbers: There used to be over 20 of us in our aerobics class but they're dropping like flies.Stop having or doing something
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