As the Crow Flies

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Direct and shortest distance among two places, distance estimated in a straight line

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  • This idiom is originated to the fact that crows always fly in a direct/straight line to their destination. They never change their area or take detour. It is true that we use different paths and directions to reach at any specific place. But the path that goes straight without any detour and obstacle could be symbolizes with ‘as the crow flies’. However, this could be unrealistic as it never happens always that we get straight path for any place.      
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We both live in the same area and even on same street as the crow flies.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'As the Crow Flies':

as the crow fliesIn a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance.
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