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 Flies.Fling Herself at my Head (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fling.
 
I must have a fling at … Throw a stone at something. To attack with words, especially sarcastically. To make a haphazard venture. Allusion is to hurling stones from slings.   1
   To have his fling. To live on the loose for a time. To fling about his time and money like “ducks and drakes.”   2
        “If he is young, he desires to have … his ‘fling’ before he is compelled to settle down”—Nineteenth Century (February, 1892, p. 208).
 


 Flies.Fling Herself at my Head (To). 

 
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