fly-by-night

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One who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc..
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Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'fly-by-night':

fly-by-nightA creatures which flies at night; a nocturnal flier or traveler.
fly-by-nightBusinesses that appear and disappear rapidly, or that give an impression of transience.
fly-by-nightOne who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc. .
fly-by-nightTraveling businessmen and tradesmen.
fly-by-nightA creature which flies at night; a nocturnal flier or traveler.
fly-by-nightA person or business that appears and disappears rapidly, or gives an impression of transience.
fly-by-nightA traveling businessman or tradesman.
Fly-By-NightOne who disappears after selling something to get quick or immediate profit, an untrustworthy or unreliable person or thing
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