he gives the folder a get-away-fly flap

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Reading this:
‘It was the Mall of New Jersey. I’m sure it’s in your file somewhere.’
Harris gives Bill’s folder a get-away-fly flap and continues. ‘Next time..'
Source: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

I wonder how the gesture looks like as described in the bolded wording.

Thank you
  • Juhasz

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    English - United States
    Harris waves the folder, as if swatting a fly - or more exactly, as if trying to make a fly leave (i.e. get away).
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