drop like flies Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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drop like flies

informal If ​people are ​dropping like ​flies, they are ​dying or ​falling down in ​largenumbers: The ​heat was ​overwhelming and ​people were ​dropping like ​flies. to ​stop doing an ​activity in ​largenumbers: There used to be over 20 of us in ​ouraerobicsclass 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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