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fly the coop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfly the coopfly the coopAmerican English informalESCAPE to leave or escape All my children have flown the coop now. fly
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fly the coopThe Tomahawk cruise missile, born in 1972 and built here ever since, has flown the coop.Then Deutschlandsender made their announcement yesterday that Hess had flown the coop and I think that clinched it for them.Plus it discourages funds that have already flown the coop from changing course and heading home again.All my children have flown the coop now.
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