fly-by-night
I. noun Date: 1822 1. one that seeks to evade responsibilities and especially creditors by flight 2. one without established reputation or standing; especially a shaky business enterprise II. adjective Date: 1914 1. given to making a quick profit usually by shady or irresponsible acts 2. transitory, passing <
fly-by-night fashions
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