fly the coop


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Verb1.fly the coop - fleefly the coop - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
skedaddle - run away, as if in a panic
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I guess it's just hard for me to accept that she is turning 18 in December and will eventually fly the coop to live her own life and follow her dreams...'
If he's not willing to hear you out and do what he can to make you more comfortable with his heavily female flock, then it's time for you to fly the coop.
Growing up in a small, coastal town in North Carolina, Savannah has always known that someday she would fly the coop to find bigger and better things in the world.
When asked about reports that a sizeable number of PML-N MNAs were in contact with the establishment and could fly the coop at an appropriate time, he said:"Such MNAs must remember that they had secured votes in the name of Nawaz Sharif.
Why is that poor model of a cash courier not being allowed to fly the coop when everyone knows who gave her the dough?
Although, when 21-year-old Polly returns from two years travelling and working abroad and struggles to adjust to sharing the family's five-bed house with all her siblings, it becomes obvious that she's desperate to fly the coop.
While the researchers believe the sound was "a probable cue" for the birds to fly the coop, they do note the exact reason can't be pinned down.
Little wonder that he apparently wishes to be released from his gilded cage and be allowed to fly the coop to Crystal Palace, who may well be heading for relegation to the Championship unless he can do what miracleworker Tony Pulis did.
Little wonder that he apparently wishes to be released from his gilded cage and be allowed to fly the coop to Crystal Palace who may well be heading for relegation to the Championship unless he can do what miracle worker Tony Pulis did.
Most people downsize their homes when the kids fly the coop, but not Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation on behalf of Heart of Los Angeles, L.A.'s Suitcase Party will take over Clay Lacy Aviation at Van Nuys Airport, giving partygoers the chance to fly the coop.
For those who fret that Peeps will soon fly the coop, have no fear.