Idiom:  a fly on the wall

Meaning

Idiom:  a fly on the wall

  • to be able to secretly hear and observe something


Example sentences

  • My manager just got called into the director’s office.  Oh, how I’d love to be a fly on the wall!
  • I’d like to be a fly on the wall when the committee reviews our applications.
  • Our teacher just got called into the principal's office and I wish I could be a fly on the wall!
  • A: What are they arguing about?" B:  "I don't know but I wish I were a fly on the wall!"
  • He acted cool about it, but I bet my boyfriend wanted to be a fly on the wall when my ex-fiance stopped by to talk to me.
  • A:  What are you doing leaning against the wall?  B:  "Trying to be a fly on the wall."
  • If I could only be a fly on the wall when she tells her parents she's already gotten divorced.
  • What I would have given to have been a fly on the wall when the director fired the receptionist.
  • I'd love to be a fly on the wall when the admissions officer reads my application.


Synonyms

  • spy on someone


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