make a beeline to/for class

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joham

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Are both to and for correct for this sentence?
I had to make a beeline to/for class this afternoon because I was late.
 

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Either one works.
 

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I've heard and used 'for' mostly. It's a strange idiom though. Bees don't fly that way. :)

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I would say "beeline for."
 

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I found this:
The forager bee performs a short wiggling run - hence the name, with the angle denoting the direction of the nectar-laden flowers and the length of time denoting the distance.

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:up: But it's called a 'dance', and wiggling doesn't imply 'straight' to me. ;-) (Of course, once the forager bee has showed them the way, the other bees may fly straight.)

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