as the crow flies

adverb
by the shortest and most direct route
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it's 10 miles as the crow flies

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phrasal
: in a straight line : by a direct course

by rail today is 80 1/2 miles, whereas it is only 49 miles as the crow flies — O.S.Nock

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as the crow flies
In a straight line
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Main Entry:crow

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as the crow flies phrase
in a straight line

We’re only 10 miles away as the crow flies, but it’s an hour’s drive by road.

Thesaurus: straight, upright and levelsynonym
Main entry: crow

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in a straight line

Easingwold was 22 miles away as the crow flies

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as the crow flies
: in a straight line

They live about three miles from here as the crow flies, though the actual drive is more like six (miles).

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Main Entry:crow
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as the crow flies — see crow, 1
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Main Entry:fly

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as the ˈcrow flies idiom
in a straight line

The villages are no more than a mile apart as the crow flies.

Main entry:crowidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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