"fly the kite" Definition

  1. or RAISE THE WIND, to obtain money on bills, whether good or bad, probably in allusion to tossing paper about as children do kites.
  2. to evacuate from a window,—term used in padding-kens, or low lodging-houses.

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Position in the dictionary: 1301 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: fly-boys, flying mare, flying mess, flying stationer, flymy, fobbed, fogey, fogger, foggy, fogle
Previous words in the dictionary: fly, flutter, flush, flunkeyism, flunkey, flummuxed, flummux, flummery, fluke, fluff it

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