- fly a kite
- 1. to tender a worthless negotiable instrumentOnly the wind supports it. See also kite.2. obsoleteto write a begging letterA considerable industry and art in 19thcentury England made possible by the advent of the penny post.
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fly a kite — ➔ kite1 * * * fly a kite ► to make a suggestion in order to get the reaction of others to it: »In my opinion he is flying a kite that would destroy the private enterprise system. Main Entry: ↑fly … Financial and business terms
fly a kite — Ⅰ. ► fly a kite informal try something out to test public opinion. Main Entry: ↑fly Ⅱ. ► fly a kite informal try something out to test public opinion. Main Entry: ↑kite … English terms dictionary
Fly My Kite — Infobox Film name = Fly My Kite image size = caption = director = Robert F. McGowan producer = Robert F. McGowan Hal Roach writer = H. M. Walker narrator = starring = music = Leroy Shield Marvin Hatley cinematography = Art Lloyd editing = Richard … Wikipedia
fly a kite — phrasal or fly one s kite slang : to cease importuning or troubling usually used with go in the imperative * * * fly a kite see ↑kite flying under ↑kite1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Fly Upright Kite — Infobox musical artist Name = Fly Upright Kite Img capt = Img size = Landscape = yes Background = group or band Origin = flagicon|USA Boston, Massachusetts Years active = 2005 – present Label = Unsigned Current members = Asad Rahman Austin Floyd… … Wikipedia
fly a kite — cause a kite to rise and float in the air; go away, leave and stop annoying me … English contemporary dictionary
fly a kite — informal try something out to test public opinion. → fly … English new terms dictionary
Fly a kite — 1. attempt to obtain reactions to a proposal for a course of action by allowing it to be circulated as a rumour or unconfirmed report; 2. pass off a forged cheque … Dictionary of Australian slang
fly a kite — Australian Slang 1. attempt to obtain reactions to a proposal for a course of action by allowing it to be circulated as a rumour or unconfirmed report; 2. pass off a forged cheque … English dialects glossary
fly a kite — vb to issue a worthless cheque. Originally an underworld term from the jargon of fraudsters, the expression is now a com mon colloquialism with the meaning of presenting any dubious scheme or idea for approval. It retains its original mean ing in … Contemporary slang