Word Origin early 19th cent.: with reference to the straight line supposedly taken instinctively by a bee when returning to the hive.Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//ˈbiːlaɪn//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːlaɪn//
(informal) to go straight towards something/somebody as quickly as you can As soon as she arrived at the party, she made a beeline for the food.
make a beeline for something/somebodyjump to other results