on the fly meaning

  "on the fly" in a sentence
Adverb: on the fly
  1. On the run or in a hurry
    "she wrote those letters on the fly"

Encyclopedia: On the fly

[American slang]
[done] while something or someone is operating or moving.
  I'll try to capture the data on the f ly.
   Please try to buy some aspirin somewhere on the f ly today.
  • fly:    Verb: fly (flew,fl ...
  • fly at:    fly at sb to sudde ...
  • fly by:    fly by if time fli ...


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  1. the bird caught a bug on the fly.
  2. do you run through each day on the fly
  3. insert printk s into the linux kernel on the fly
  4. do you run through each day on the fly
  5. study on the fly ash geopolymer material and its property

Related Words

  1. on the eve of sth meaning
  2. on the face of it meaning
  3. on the fast track meaning
  4. on the fence meaning
  5. on the fiddle meaning
  6. on the fringe meaning
  7. on the fritz meaning
  8. on the front burner meaning
  9. on the game meaning
  10. on the go meaning
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