make a beeline for

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make a beeline for

Go straight to, as in He made a beeline for the refreshments. In this expression, beeline means "the shortest distance between two points," alluding to the route of worker bees bringing nectar and pollen back to the hive. [c. 1830]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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