drop like flies

Drop like flies
This means that something is disappearing very quickly. For example, if you said people were dropping like flies, it would mean that they were dying off, quitting or giving up something rapidly.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • drop like flies — verb rapidly collapse, die, or drop out in large numbers the contestants dropped like flies when the thermometer hit one hundred degrees • Hypernyms: ↑break down, ↑collapse • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s * * * see …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop like flies —    If people drop like flies, they fall ill or die in large numbers.     There s a flu epidemic right now. Senior citizens are dropping like flies …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • drop like flies — dying in great numbers, falling dead on the floor    When a pox infected the tribe, people were dropping like flies …   English idioms

  • drop like flies — verb (of members of a group, especially soldiers) Die en masse, one after the other …   Wiktionary

  • drop like flies — die or collapse in large numbers. → flying …   English new terms dictionary

  • die like flies — die (or drop) like flies die or collapse in large numbers people in the area seemed to die like flies in the winter * * * die/fall/drop like ˈflies idiom (informal) to die or fall down in very large numbers • People were dropping like flies in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall like flies — die/fall/drop like ˈflies idiom (informal) to die or fall down in very large numbers • People were dropping like flies in the intense heat. Main entry: ↑flyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drop — Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster] The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drop — drop1 W2S1 [drɔp US dra:p] v past tense and past participle dropped present participle dropping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(let something fall)¦ 2¦(fall)¦ 3¦(move your body down)¦ 4¦(become less)¦ 5¦(reduce)¦ 6¦(not include)¦ 7¦(stop doing something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drop cloth — noun 1. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery • Syn: ↑drop curtain, ↑drop • Derivationally related forms: ↑drop (for: ↑drop) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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