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    Let fly

    Hello.

    I stumbled upon this idiom 'let fly' on the internet and asked a native speaker of English about it. He had never heard of this idiom.
    Firstly, I would like to know if it is prevalent in the UK and North America?
    Secondly, If this idiom can only be used as an alternative to 'to attack verbally'?
    What about "to argue", "to reprimand" and "to fend for oneself"? Does the idiom cover these expressions?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Let fly

    Can you remember the context in which you saw/heard it?

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    Re: Let fly

    Canadalynx, you should answer jutfrank's question. Nevertheless, while we're waiting: let fly is pretty common in AmE. To me it means any outburst of uninhibited speech, not only attacks.

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    Re: Let fly

    Canadalynx, you still haven't corrected your profile information. I am closing all your threads until you do so. Once I see that it's been done, I will reopen them and you can post new threads.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Let fly

    When I look up canadalynx's IP address it resolves to Australia, which his profile gives as his current location. What does he now need to amend?

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    Re: Let fly

    The Support Area message from one of the admins says it resolves to France. I just checked it and it says UK. It's either a VPN or something else is going on.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Let fly

    According to Wikipedia, the population of Brunei is 10% Chinese.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Let fly

    I'm still getting Australia, specifically Cairns, Queensland.

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    Re: Let fly

    So am I now, but the IP address has changed from the one I checked 45 minutes ago. I made a note of the previous one.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Let fly

    I've noticed in the past that our admins sometimes go by the IP address used to register. That was in France. Evidently he's now in Oz.

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