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fly-by-night

Publié par ϕιλομαθής le Lun, 23/07/2018 - 12:54

Meanings of "fly-by-night"

anglais

undependable; untrustworthy
The expression suggests the idea that the operation closes up and flees under the cover of darkness rather than in the clear light of day.

Example: That trading company took in a lot of money
from trusting investors and then closed up. It was a fly-by-night operation.

Expliquée par ϕιλομαθής le Lun, 23/07/2018 - 12:54
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russe

непостоянный; временный; безответственный; ненадёжный, особ. в деловых отношениях.

Expliquée par St. Sol le Lun, 23/07/2018 - 16:46
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« fly-by-night » dans des paroles

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up

And then you really gotta burn it up
And make another fly by night
Get a run for your money and take a chance

Benjamin Biolay - Enough About Me

I swallow the wind, I swallow my cries
I settle my steps on someone else's
I fly into the wind, I fly by night
In the eardrums, in the tempo

Tyga - Spitfire

I come to take this game and bring it to me
We gon' be here
Ain't no fly by night nigga
We gon' be here two years, three years

Rush - Fly By Night

Fly by night, away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

Jessica Simpson - If You Were Mine

You don't have to be a superstar
Boy, I like you right where you are
I know this ain't no fly by night
I promise, if you were mine...

Lingua Mortis Orchestra - The Devil's Bride

Tonight, tonight, the devil's bride

I've seen her fly by night
the devil at her side.

Common - The Light

Few understand the union of woman and man
And sex and a tingle is where they assume that it land
But that's fly by night for you and the sky I write
For in these cold Chi night's moon, you my light

Bob Dylan - Early Roman Kings

Fly away, little bird
Fly away, flap your wings
Fly by night
Like the early Roman kings

Sonny Flame - Prince and pauper

Amateur at love
I'm a prince and a pauper
I sleep by day and fly by night
Among traveling hearts