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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: From the belief that bees fly back to their hives in a straight line

beeline

noun
     
beeā€§line

make a beeline for somebody/something

informal to go quickly and directly towards someone or something:
Rob always makes a beeline for beautiful women.

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