As the crow flies

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 09, 1999

In Reply to: As the crow flies posted by marie vans on September 09, 1999

: What does the phrase "as the crow flies" mean?

It means the shortest distance between two
If you have to walk or drive from point a to point
b, you might have trees or buildings in the way
which will make your journey a bit longer than
if you measured the distance "as the crow flies".