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English definition of “fly about/around”

fly about/around

phrasal verb with fly     /flaɪ/ verb (past tense flew, past participle flown)
If ideas or remarks are flying about, they are being passed quickly from one person to another and causing excitement: All kinds of rumours are flying around about the school closing.Debate and discussion
(Definition of fly about/around from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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