fly-by-night

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1fly–by–night

noun \ˈflī-bī-ˌnīt\

Definition of FLY-BY-NIGHT

1
:  one that seeks to evade responsibilities and especially creditors by flight
2
:  one without established reputation or standing; especially :  a shaky business enterprise

First Known Use of FLY-BY-NIGHT

1822

2fly–by–night

adjective

: trying to make money quickly by using dishonest or illegal methods

Full Definition of FLY-BY-NIGHT

1
:  given to making a quick profit usually by shady or irresponsible acts
2
:  transitory, passing <fly–by–night fashions>

First Known Use of FLY-BY-NIGHT

1914

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