The question is about telling someone to go take a flying leap (BrE flying jump) for "tell[ing] someone who angers or annoys you to go away." (Merriam Learners). It seems the noun flyer is semantically related with a possible meaning based on the notion of flying jump/leap, as with "he took a flier off the bridge" (Dictionary.com).
- Is there any ellipsis of some complement using the preposition down/off when you say "go take a flying leap" i.e. down to hell/the drain, off the bridge/cliff?. Or is it just the leap meaning far away+fast?
- Is that going away or is there any connotation about going to die/suicide?
- How is it different from the dismissive go curl into a ball an die? Is it more expressive than telling someone to get lost?