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Definitions and Synonyms of fly-by-night | Another word for fly-by-night | What is fly-by-night?

Definition 1: a debtor who flees to avoid paying - [noun denoting person]

(fly-by-night is a kind of ...) a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt

Definition 2: ephemeral - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fly-by-night or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the symphony is no fly-by-night venture

(fly-by-night is similar to ...) not permanent; not lasting

"politics is an impermanent factor of life" "impermanent palm cottages" "a temperary arrangement" "temporary housing"

Definition 3: (of businesses and businessmen) untrustworthy or undependable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fly-by-night or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fly-by-night operation

(fly-by-night is similar to ...) not worthy of trust or belief

"an untrustworthy person"

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