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Fling

I must have a fling at.. Throw a stone at something. To attack with words, especially sarcastically. To make a haphazard venture. Allusion is to hurling stones from slings.

To have his fling.
To live on the loose for a time. To fling about his time and money like “ducks and drakes.”

“If he is young, he desires to have his `fling' before he is compelled to settle down” —Nineteenth Century (February,1892, p. 208).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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