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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.
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.
(Definition of drop like flies from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “drop like flies”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大批死去, 成批倒下, 纷纷停止做(某事)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大批死去, 成批倒下, 紛紛停止做(某事)…
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