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English definition of “be dropping like flies”

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be dropping like flies

to be dying or becoming sick in large numbersPassing on illness and causing diseaseDeath and dying
Translations of “be dropping like flies”
in Russian помирать как мухи…
in Turkish telef olmak/etmek, topluca ölmek/hastalanmak…
in Polish padać jak muchy…
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