Fly-by-night meaning

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A fly-by-night is defined as an unreliable person who is generally not known and who cannot be trusted.

An example of a fly-by-night is a contractor who takes your money to produce your kitchen cabinets and then never produces them.

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The definition of a fly-by-night is an unreliable person who is generally not known and who cannot be trusted.

An example of fly-by-night person is the description used for a salesman who promises the world but doesn't deliver.

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Unreliable or unscrupulous, especially with regard to business dealings.
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Of an impermanent or insubstantial nature.

Fly-by-night fashions in clothing.

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An unreliable or unscrupulous person.
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One, such as a company, that is short-lived and therefore unreliable.
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Unreliable or unscrupulous, especially with regard to business dealings.
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Of an impermanent or insubstantial nature.

Fly-by-night fashions in clothing.

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An unreliable or unscrupulous person.
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One, such as a company, that is short-lived and therefore unreliable.
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Not trustworthy; esp., financially irresponsible.
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A fly-by-night person; esp., a debtor who runs away to escape debts.
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A creature which flies at night; a nocturnal flier or traveler.
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One who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc. (often used attributively).

Do not give your credit card number to that fly-by-night operation.

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(idiomatic, derogatory) A person or business that appears and disappears rapidly, or gives an impression of transience.
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(idiomatic, derogatory) A traveling businessman or tradesman.
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