blue-arsed fly

blue-arsed fly

n
1. (Animals) informal a blowfly; bluebottle
2. like a blue-arsed fly informal in a state of frenzied activity
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Le Tissier then spent the next minute going like a blue-arsed fly until he was able to put the ball out in 70 seconds.
It takes no account of the big prizes, while a rider who is prepared to take himself to the brink of exhaustion by buzzing round like a blue-arsed fly has a head start.
The colour of the helicopter was blue - entirely appropriate in view of the fact that for the last few weeks both Spencer and Sanders have been imitating the action of the blue-arsed fly.
If I am running round like a blue-arsed fly, panicking and starting to go grey, that isn't going to look good for the lads.
Haven't seen Dave, the man known as the long-suffering husband, for ages - he is running about like a blue-arsed fly.