Idioms in American English – To Do Something ON THE FLY

MIchael Idioms

What does it mean to do something on the fly?

When you when you do something on the fly it means that you do it without the prior preparation.

  1. Jane said that her son took his final exam on the fly. It’s a miracle that he passed it.
  2. At the meeting yesterday my boss made me give a speech on the fly. I was pretty nervous, but somehow I did it.
  3. There’s no way that you’re going to pass your college entrance exams on the fly. You’re going to have to study hard.

How about you? Do you know anyone who has done something on the fly? Have you? Why not leave your answer the comments?

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