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 Fly-boy.Fly-by-night (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fly a Kite (To).
 
To send a begging letter to persons of a charitable reputation, or in easy circumstances, to solicit pecuniary aid, urging poverty, losses, or sickness as an excuse. (See KITE-FLYING.)   1
 


 Fly-boy.Fly-by-night (A). 

 
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