Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fly through

fly through
Meaning(s)
1) explain or complete quickly
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • fly through instructions/plans/tasks
  • Analysis
    To 'fly through', can literally mean to fly by plane or helicopter through a place. The expression 'to fly through' something means to finish or complete something quickly. You might 'fly through' reading a book or 'fly through' a task or project. If you 'fly through' a place, it can mean you travelled through it quickly without spending a lot of time there. You will hear this used in professional and social contexts. Note also that the noun, a 'fly-through', relates to an overview or short simulation of something, and is generally used with regards to VR simulations.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. She has been flying through her work recently. I expect her to be finished by the end of the week.
    2. Wow! He really flew through that task. He was finished in no time.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I don't have a lot of time, so I'll just fly through these instructions and you can get started.
    2. The Compliance Officer flew through the presentation, so it was really difficult to take it all in!
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