Meaning of “fly about/around” - Learner’s Dictionary

fly about/around

phrasal verb with fly uk us /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.

(Definition of “fly about/around” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)