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    Jiayun is offline Member
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    He wants to shield his wife from the worst excesses of reporters and photographers in full flight.

    What does "full flight" mean?

    Thanks!

    JY

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    Default Re: full flight

    It's a badly chosen idiom. If they were in full flight they would be running away.

    He meant 'in full cry'.

    in full cry
    In hot pursuit, as hounds hunting.
    (The Free Dictionary)

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    Default Re: full flight

    Thanks! I checked the dictionaries and still cannot see how "in full flight" can fit in that sentence. But it's from BBC!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's a badly chosen idiom. If they were in full flight they would be running away.

    He meant 'in full cry'.

    (The Free Dictionary)

    Rover

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    Default Re: full flight

    The BBC is no infallible. I think they were thinking of "full fledged."

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    Default Re: full flight

    At full tilt?

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