Make a Beeline for (someone, something)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Make a Beeline’

To make a beeline is to immediately go straight toward someone or something.

Examples of Use

“Every time he has a birthday party, little Ricky makes a beeline for the cake.”

“As soon as Tom gets to work he makes a beeline for the back door for a cigarette break.”

Make a beeline idiom meaning


Used since around 1830, this idiom alludes to worker bees bringing nectar and pollen back to the hive and is based on the idea that they always fly in a straight line.

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