flying visit


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Noun1.flying visit - a visit that last for only a very short time; "he wanted to hear all about my flying visit to his old stamping grounds"
visit - the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)
Translations
زيارَه قصيره غَيْر مُتَوَقَّعَه
letmá návštěva
fransk visit
villámlátogatás
skyndiheimsókn
krátka návšteva
kısa ziyaret

flying visit

n (of official) → visita-lampo; (of friends) → breve visita

fly2

(flai) past tense flew (fluː) : past participle flown (floun) verb
1. to (make something) go through the air on wings etc or in an aeroplane. The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea.
2. to run away (from). He flew (the country).
3. (of time) to pass quickly. The days flew past.
ˈflyer, ˈflier noun
1. a person who flies an aeroplane etc or is in one.
2. a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc. handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer
a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet.
flying visit
a very short, often unexpected, visit. She paid her mother a flying visit.
frequent flyer/flier noun
a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly.
ˈflyleaf noun
a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.
ˈflyover noun
a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another. a flyover across the motorway.
fly in the face of
to oppose or defy; to treat with contempt. He flew in the face of danger.
fly into
suddenly to get into (a rage, a temper etc).
fly off the handle
to lose one's temper.
get off to a flying start
to have a very successful beginning. Our new shop has got off to a flying start.
let fly (often with at)
to throw, shoot or send out violently. He let fly (an arrow) at the target.
send (someone/something) flying
to hit or knock someone or something so that he or it falls down or falls backwards. She hit him and sent him flying.
References in classic literature ?
A short time ago, I was favored with a flying visit from my young friend Eustace Bright, whom I had not before met with since quitting the breezy mountains of Berkshire.
We have had him two or three times to dine at the Hall (you have met him, by the bye) as Brooke's guest and a relation of Casaubon's, thinking he was only on a flying visit.
So you are actually coming back to Lady Lundie's after a mere flying visit to your own property?
On his flying visits to Brighton he would always walk hand in hand with her.
It's only a flying visit, but fair play to him for taking the time get involved.
But Mannus will stay put in Perth and instead plans to make a flying visit back to Belfast after Saturday's Tayside derby.
Teesside had won City Deal status, so the PM used that announcement during a flying visit to the area last December as a foundation stone to promote Tata Global Beverages in Eaglescliffe.
Xxx Beverley Gough CAMPAIGN: David Cameron makes flying visit to 'amazing and inspirational' Stephen Sutton Never mind Stephen lol xx Lisa Filan
The Indian-based family are arranging a flying visit next week when Her Majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at the cathedral.
Kerry altered his travel schedule on Monday for a flying visit to Jerusalem, but there was no word of any breakthrough.
THE founder of Britain's biggest business networking group paid a flying visit to Birmingham to fly the flag for the organisation.
As Newcastle welcomed a flying visit by British Airways new Boeing 787 Dreamliner - which from next month will begin transatlantic crossings out of Heathrow - airline bosses refused to rule out the possibility of bringing one of the planes to the region on a more permanent basis.