- Set up to make a lot of money in a hurry, then disappear so people can't find you to complain about poor work, etc.; not trustworthy; not reliable.II. noun informal
Mrs. Blank bought her vacuum cleaner from a new company; when she tried to have it fixed, she found it was a fly-by-night business.1. A company that sells many cheap things for a big profit and then disappears.
A dependable company honors its guarantees, but a fly-by-night only wants your money.2. A person who does not pay his bills, but sneaks away (as at night.)
Hotels are bothered by fly-by-nights.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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