Blue Arse Fly

Posted by Gary on August 22, 2002

In Reply to: Blue Arse Fly posted by Jean on August 22, 2002

: I recently used the expression 'running round like a blue arse fly' to an American who asked me about the origin of this expression. Can anyone help me put him (and me) out of our misery?? Thanks.

Origin I don't know, but the fly in question is a bluebottle. Strange expression as they don't normally run anywhere.