fly a kite

fly a kite
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Australian slang. 2013.

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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 (politics) — To Fly a Kite is a term used in politics to describe a tactic whereby a politician either directly themselves informally, or indirectly in the media, raises an idea to gauge the reaction to it. Depending on the reaction, the idea may be… …   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 —    1. to tender a worthless negotiable instrument    Only the wind supports it. See also kite.    2. obsolete    to write a begging letter    A considerable industry and art in 19thcentury England made possible by the advent of the penny post …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • fly a kite — informal try something out to test public opinion. → fly …   English new terms dictionary

  • To fly a kite — Fly Fly, v. t. 1. To cause to fly or to float in the air, as a bird, a kite, a flag, etc. [1913 Webster] The brave black flag I fly. W. S. Gilbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To fly or flee from; to shun; to avoid. [1913 Webster] Sleep flies the wretch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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