catch flies

catch flies
An ostensible product of awkwardly having ones mouth open wide.

Youd better close your mouth; are you trying to catch flies?

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  • catch|fly — «KACH FLY», noun, plural flies. a plant of the pink family whose sticky stem and calyx are able to catch small insects …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catch-22 — For other uses, see Catch 22 (disambiguation). Catch 22   …   Wikipedia

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