as the crow flies

as the crow flies
Meaning: in a straight line, by the shortest route.
Example: it’s only three miles to Square Tower as the crow flies, but it’s all of ten miles if the Glasgow Hamilton Road is closed and one has to drive round the Johnstone Road.

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