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34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to Gone

Re: Colosseum Online Inc. review

said by Gone:

said by 34764170:

fly-by-night has more than one meaning

What other meaning is it, then?

Are you new to the Internetz?


Gone
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I'm not new to the Internet, and evidently I know how it works, too.

said by »en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fly-by-night :
Noun
fly-by-night (plural fly-by-nights)
A creature which flies at night; a nocturnal flier or traveler.
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.
(idiomatic, derogatory) A person or business that appears and disappears rapidly, or gives an impression of transience.
(idiomatic, derogatory) A traveling businessman or tradesman.
So tell me - what's your "different" definition again for the context of this discussion, again?


hm

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Gone, that isn't the definative today.

Fly by night
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Look up fly-by-night in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Fly by night, a derisive term for businesses that appear to be transient and/or untrustworthy


Basically anything untrustworthy is called this now. Just like the Merriam-Webster def on it.

You lose you money for nothing = fly-by-night these days.



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said by hm :

Gone, that isn't the definative today.

Next time, try clicking on the dictionary link in the upper right-hand corner of the Wikipedia article you search. You may get a more detailed response identical to what I already posted, without the need to insert your own commentary.
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