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Re: No flies on you

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 31, 2008 at 15:37

In Reply to: No flies on you posted by David on October 31, 2008 at 14:53:

: What is the meaning and origin of the saying 'No flies on you'?

It's a 19th-century slang phrase implying that someone is so brisk and active that no flies have a chance to settle on them. (VSD)