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)
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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. And now I find he's in everybody's mouth in Middlemarch as the editor of the `Pioneer.' There are stories going about him as a quill-driving alien, a foreign emissary, and what not."
'This is but a flying visit. I have looked in, on my way, to ask a kindness of you as a neighbour.'
Time will show whether the cant of the day is right.--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.
The Bollywood star, originally from Ludlow, stopped off at Shrewsbury Library on a flying visit to the county from her home in Mumbai.
He chuckled and said it was "romantic", adding: "You weirdos!" Harry made the flying visit to Exercise Clockwork in Bardufoss, in a trip revealed by the Mirror last month.
"It was a flying visit - he was with us for about two hours - and we're looking forward to seeing the results on his History Hit TV channel (tv.historyhit.com)."
Earlier this month, UAE's crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid a flying visit to Islamabad and affirmed a $3 billion bailout package announced last month.
It was only a flying visit for the 25-year-old, who was back in Russia on Monday ahead of today's clash with Australia.
A MYSTERIOUS flying machine landed at the Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, as the woman who hopes to be the first solo female to follow a swan migration on a paramotor expedition paid a flying visit.
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.