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Fly-by-night   /flaɪ-baɪ-naɪt/   Listen
Fly-by-night

adjective
1.
(of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous.  Synonym: shady.
2.
Ephemeral.






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"Fly-by-night" Quotes from Famous Books



... a pelt is a pelt, prime or unprime, it makes no difference. So the killing goes merrily on where the free traders are—and soon all the fur-bearing animals are exterminated from that section. What does the free trader care? He loads his fly-by-night outfit into canoes or a York boat, and passes on to lay waste another section, leaving the poor Indians to face the rigours of the coming winter with ruined credit, cheap, inadequate clothing, cheap food, and worthless trinkets, and their ...
— Connie Morgan in the Fur Country • James B. Hendryx



Words linked to "Fly-by-night" :   debtor, untrusty, debitor, untrustworthy, impermanent, temporary



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