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Re: As the crow flies

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on June 18, 2005

In Reply to: As the crow flies posted by Bryan on June 18, 2005

: Can anyone explain the origin of the phrase "For/As the crow flies"-distance?
It simply means "in a direct line, without having to make diversions for obstacles on the ground".