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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.
Translations of “drop like flies”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大批死去, 成批倒下, 紛紛停止做(某事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大批死去, 成批倒下, 纷纷停止做(某事)…
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