Green’s Dictionary of Slang

flying fuck n.

also flying fling, ...frijole, ...one, ...shit
[fuck n. (2a)/shit n. (1b)]

an all-purpose negative expression; usu. in comb., e.g. (not) give a flying fuck.

[[UK]T. Rowlandson Pretty Little Games (1872) plate vi: Well mounted on a mettled steed, / Famed for his strength as well as speed, / Corinna and her favourite buck / Are pleased to have a flying f—k].
[US]L. Nason Chevrons 73: I’d tell ’em to take a flyin’ fling at the moon.
[US]B. Hecht Scarface [film script] ‘They said you could take a flyin’....’ ‘Okay, okay.’.
[US]J. Jones From Here to Eternity (1998) 535: I don’t give a flying f-- what anybody says.
[US]H.S. Thompson letter 18 Sept. in Proud Highway (1997) 540: I don’t give a flying fuck who cares or doesn’t care about my status situation.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 235: I don’t give a flying fuck about nobody.
[US]A. Maupin More Tales of the City (1984) 56: You couldn’t give a flying fuck about those babies.
[US]‘Joe Bob Briggs’ Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In 141: Who give a a flying frijole anyway?
[US]J. Lansdale Rumble Tumble 19: I don’t give a flyin’ shit your name’s God.
[Ire]J. O’Connor Salesman 323: ‘I think you’re after mixin’ me up with someone else here.’ ‘With who?’ ‘With someone who gives a flying fuck about you. That’s who.’.
[UK]K. Sampson Powder 488: Keva did not give a flying one what anybody back home said.
[Aus]M.B. ‘Chopper’ Read Chopper 4 45: Who gives a flying shit about the judges.
[Aus]P. Carey Theft 23: Butcher Bones gave not a flying fuck about the puppy.
[UK](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 134: Or mibbe [...] he couldnae gie a flying fuck aboot either ay yis.
[UK]V. McDermid Out of Bounds (2017) 193: ‘I don’t give a flying fuck who you sleep with’.
[Aus]C. Hammer Scrublands [ebook] ‘He didn’t give a flying fuck about me’.

In phrases

take a flying fuck (v.) (also take a flying fling, ...jump, ...leap)

(orig. US) a derisory, dismissive phr.; also ext. by ...at a galloping goose! ...at a rolling doughnut! ...at a rubber duck! ...at the moon! ... at yourself!

[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 6 Oct. 32/2: We didn’t care for him at graft, and Alec’d tell him to take a flyin’ jump at himself as soon as look at him; we did pretty well as we liked.
[US](con. 1918) L. Nason Chevrons 73: I’d tell ’em all to take a flyin’ fling at the moon.
[US](con. 1910s) J.T. Farrell Young Lonigan in Studs Lonigan (1936) 118: So I tells them they could all take a fast and furious, flyin’, leapin’ jump at Sandy Claus.
[US]H. McCoy They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (UK edn only) 44: ‘I told you to keep your mouth shut, didn’t I?’ he said to Gloria. ‘You take a flying ----’.
[US]J. Conroy World to Win 64: Go take a flyin’ jump at a gallopin’ goose fer all o’me. T’ hell wi’ ya and yer jocker, too.
[US]S. Kingsley Dead End Act II: Yeah? Well, go take a flyin’ jump at ta moon!
[Aus]D. Stivens Courtship of Uncle Henry 48: ‘What the hell are you doing there? You ought to give a man more room.’ ‘You go and take a jump at yourself.’.
[US]D. Dressler Parole Chief 110: ‘Why don’t you go take a flying leap and — yourself.’.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 337: If you’re ever in Gibraltar, take a flying fuck at Walter. / Can you do the double shuffle when your balls hang low?
[US]E. Hunter ‘The Last Spin’ Jungle Kids (1967) 160: Listen, they don’t like it, they can take a flying leap.
[US]I. Freeman Out of the Burning (1961) 13: ‘Oh take a flying leap at the moon!’ I said.
[US]N. Thornburg Cutter and Bone (2001) 152: Oh, go take a flying leap, will you?
[US](con. 1949) J.G. Dunne True Confessions (1979) 119: Jim said, I could go take a flying fuck, you’ll excuse the expression.
[US](con. 1949) J. Hurling Boomers 133: I [...] just told him to take a flyin’ fuck at a rollin’ doughnut.
[US]S. King Christine 354: If they look hot, tell him to take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut.
[US]M. Myers et al. Wayne’s World [film script] Garth: You know what you can do with your show, Wayne? [...] You can take a flying...