fly-off

A competitive in-flight demonstration between two or more aircraft that are under consideration for procurement.
Northrop YB-49 bomber.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • fly|off — «FLY F, OF», noun. a contest in flying between two or more aircraft …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: fly (I) + off (as in play off) : an exhibition in which competing manufacturers attempt to win government contracts by demonstrating the performance characteristics of their aircraft …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly off the handle — {v. phr.}, {informal} To become very angry. * /John flew off the handle whenever Mary made a mistake./ * /The children s noise made the man next door fly off the handle./ Syn.: LOSE ONE S TEMPER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly off the handle — {v. phr.}, {informal} To become very angry. * /John flew off the handle whenever Mary made a mistake./ * /The children s noise made the man next door fly off the handle./ Syn.: LOSE ONE S TEMPER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly off the handle — ► fly off the handle informal lose one s temper suddenly. Main Entry: ↑fly …   English terms dictionary

  • fly off the handle — If someone flies off the handle, they get very angry …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fly off at a tangent — index deviate, digress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fly off the handle — verb get very angry and fly into a rage The professor combusted when the student didn t know the answer to a very elementary question Spam makes me go ballistic • Syn: ↑flip one s lid, ↑blow up, ↑throw a fit, ↑hit the roof, ↑hit the ceiling, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly\ off\ the\ handle — v. phr. informal To become very angry. John flew off the handle whenever Mary made a mistake. The children s noise made the man next door fly off the handle. Syn.: lose one s temper …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fly off at a tangent — fly/go off at a ˈtangent idiom (BrE) (NAmE go off on a ˈtangent) (informal) to suddenly start saying or doing sth that does not seem to be connected to what has gone before • …   Useful english dictionary


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