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  • as inabandon
  • as inabscond
  • as inescape
  • as inflee
  • as inlam
  • as inskedaddle

synonyms for fly the coop

  • desert
  • discard
  • discontinue
  • ditch
  • drop out
  • dump
  • leave
  • pull out
  • quit
  • stop
  • surrender
  • vacate
  • withdraw
  • abdicate
  • drop
  • duck
  • dust
  • screw
  • yield
  • back out
  • bail out
  • bow out
  • chicken out
  • cop out
  • cut loose
  • flake out
  • give up the ship
  • kiss goodbye
  • leg it
  • let go
  • opt out
  • run out on
  • ship out
  • storm out
  • take a powder
  • take a walk
  • throw over
  • walk out on
  • wash hands of

antonyms for fly the coop

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  • advance
  • allow
  • begin
  • come
  • continue
  • go
  • hold
  • keep
  • maintain
  • persevere
  • remain
  • start
  • stay
  • adopt
  • assert
  • cherish
  • defend
  • favor
  • pursue
  • retain
  • support
  • uphold
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How to use fly the coop in a sentence

Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Aristide darted off like a dragon-fly in the sunshine, as happy as a child with a new toy.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
“Confound it, no;” rejoined Mr. Simmery, stopping for an instant to smash a fly with the ruler.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
They must be kept away from flies—a fly can work havoc with a film in a few minutes.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The non-elastic character of water made it unsuitable for a machine requiring a fly-wheel.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
What of the infinite goodness of God in teaching the grub of the ichneumon-fly to eat up the cabbage caterpillar alive?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
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