like a blue-arsed fly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Refers to the frenetic flight of a bluebottle.

AdjectiveEdit

like a blue-arsed fly

  1. (simile) To be frantic, harried or restless
    • 2008, Patrick Burke, An Illiterate Genius, p. 277
      He was running around like a blue-arsed fly.
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 20:12