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Actors come in, and they have their own take on things, and you have to adjust on the fly to make sure everything still works structurally and dramatically.
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Meaning of "on the fly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ON THE FLY

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WHAT DOES ON THE FLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

On the Fly

On the Fly is an American reality documentary television series on TLC. The series profiles the operations of Southwest Airlines and how passengers behave and act in the airport which is very similar to A&E's series Airline, and premiered on May 24, 2012. The Show takes place at several different airports in the continental United States. Some of the airports include Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Maryland and Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, Louisiana.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ON THE FLY

on the credit side
on the cross
on the danger list
on the defensive
on the dole
on the dot
on the downgrade
on the downlow
on the face of it
on the fence
on the foundation
on the front foot
on the go
on the heavy side
on the hoof
on the hook
on the hop
on the horizon
on the horns of a dilemma
on the house

WORDS THAT END LIKE ON THE FLY

bee fly
black fly
caddis fly
crane fly
dry fly
fruit fly
hackle fly
let fly
Mediterranean fruit fly
needle fly
sedge fly
snake fly
snipe fly
Spanish fly
stable fly
tsetse fly
tube fly
tzetze fly
warble fly
wet fly

Synonyms and antonyms of on the fly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «on the fly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ON THE FLY

Find out the translation of on the fly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of on the fly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «on the fly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

对飞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sobre la marcha
570 millions of speakers

English

on the fly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मक्खी पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على الطاير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на лету
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

on the fly
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাছি উপর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à la volée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

dalam penerbangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

on the fly
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

急いで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

즉석에서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing fly
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trên bay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பறந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माशीवर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

al volo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w locie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на льоту
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe acoperi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

on the fly
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die vlieg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i farten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på fly
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of on the fly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE FLY»

The term «on the fly» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.113 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about on the fly

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6 QUOTES WITH «ON THE FLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word on the fly.
1
Erez Lieberman Aiden
The immune system constantly creates genes on the fly that are specific to the things that show up in the body. It's amazing.
2
Avicii
A lot of work and thinking goes into my DJing. I want the entire night to progress seamlessly and when I have to adapt the energy on the fly for the crowd on any given night, I can do so with harmonic mixes that I've practiced over and over again. I am far from the only DJ that does this and it's something I take pride in being able to do.
3
John Katzman
I studied to be an architect. And I find tremendous similarities between building a company and the design process. Businesses have to do their planning on the fly in a fashion similar to an architect sketching.
4
Hasso Plattner
New applications will have to deal with big data. We have to analyze it on the fly, so we have to have a system that is transactional and analytical at the same time. We cannot have a multi-stage system. This is too slow for modern applications.
5
John Requa
Actors come in, and they have their own take on things, and you have to adjust on the fly to make sure everything still works structurally and dramatically.
6
Cy Young
All us Youngs could throw. I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid, and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ON THE FLY»

Discover the use of on the fly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to on the fly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sisters on the Fly: Caravans, Campfires, and Tales from the Road
The book features dozens of engaging stories about the incredible women who buy and restore these trailers, as well as sidebars loaded with both practical and whimsical information for anyone who is ready to find her own trailer and join ...
Rawlings, Irene, 2010
2
Stripers on the Fly
The most complete book ever written on fly fishing for striped bass supplies invaluable instruction for beginning striped-bass fishermen but also very advanced information for experts
Lou Tabory, 1999
3
Mastering Pike on the Fly: Strategies and Techniques
Barry Reynolds brings the art and science of flyfishing for northern pike to a new level of sophistication, giving pike anglers a true appreciation of pike and their environment and a full complement of strategies, tactics, and tools needed ...
Barry Reynolds, 2004
4
Cast-Iron Cooking with Sisters on the Fly
Features recipes that are simple to shop for and prepare on the road, for the backyard grill, or in the kitchen using cast-iron cookware, including banana fritters, Maurrie's macaroni and cheese, and Texas cream pecan pie.
Irene Rawlings, 2013
5
Muskie on the Fly
Covering everything from selecting specialized tackle and flies to casting strategy, this definitive guide explores how to successfully fly fish for the elusive muskie.
Robert S. Tomes, 2008
6
On the Fly: Executing Strategy in a Changing World
In Praise of On The Fly "Finally, a book that captures and clearly describes the best practices used to implement strategy successfully." –Bob Silver, Executive Vice President UBS Wealth Management USA "Wall’s observations and examples ...
Stephen J. Wall, 2004
7
Carp on the Fly: A Flyfishing Guide
Learn the habitats and habits of these challenging fish, what flies they'll take, and how to put those flies in the right place at the right time to catch carp consistently.
Barry Reynolds, Brad Befus, John Berryman, 1997
8
Pike on the Fly: The Flyfishing Guide to Northerns, Tigers, ...
There are chapters on seasonal tactics, flies for pike, equipment, Canadian fishing, trophy pike fishing, and even fishing for pike in rivers.
Barry Reynolds, John Berryman, 1993
9
Redfish on the Fly- A Comprehensive Guide
The author "has been guiding fly fishers to redfish for over 20 years. Let his expertise guide you!"-cover.
John A. Kumiski, 2007
10
On-the-Fly Guide to...Building Successful Teams
This little book could make a big change in the way you view your team.
Bill Butterworth, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ON THE FLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term on the fly is used in the context of the following news items.
1
On The Fly: Red Sox A Progressive, Though Losing, Club
Free WiFi at Fenway Park started Friday night. Add that to the rooftop garden that provides some veggies for concessions, nursing rooms for ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
2
On the Fly | Benefit for family of motorcyclist who passed away …
The drift cars put on a show at the NOPI Nationals Myrtle Beach Showdown at Myrtle Beach Speedway. File photo. | Charles Slate ... «Myrtle Beach Sun News, Jul 15»
3
On The Fly:
I often wonder as I sit on the banks of our rivers, who eats more bugs? The fish or the bats and bird life? The ouzels here in the Roaring Fork ... «Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Jul 15»
4
Goodyear may change racing tires on the fly
LOUDON, N.H. — The most intriguing wrinkle for the Chase may not be which championship contenders are in or out after each elimination ... «Waterbury Republican American, Jul 15»
5
Fledgling birds learn life's lessons on the fly
Fledgling birds learn life's lessons on the fly. With so much to learn in such a short time, young birds need to zip through finishing school. «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
6
Laviolette will 'figure out' 3-on-3 overtime on the fly
Predators coach Peter Laviolette concedes that 3-on-3 overtime, which the NHL has confirmed for the upcoming season, will be a “learning on ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
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On The Fly: Spieth Carries Himself Well, But Comes Up Short
United States' Jordan Spieth makes a wayward drive from the 18th tee during the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
8
Savvy style: Beauty on the fly
It's one thing editing your wardrobe when you travel, but planning your beauty routine can be a whole other challenge, especially if you're only ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
9
On The Fly: Scherzer, Greinke Sharp In Pitchers' Duel
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park, ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
10
On The Fly: The Wind Rules At St. Andrews
The wind won at the British Open. While the gusts across the Scottish links of St. Andrews didn't knock out the second round, they won by ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. On the fly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/on-the-fly>. Jul 2020 ».
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