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a fly by nightUnreliable or untrustworthy, especially in business or financial matters.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightA creatures which flies at night; a nocturnal flier or traveler.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightBusinesses that appear and disappear rapidly, or that give an impression of transience.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightOne who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc. .Rate it:

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fly-by-nightTraveling businessmen and tradesmen.Rate it:

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night owlOne who stays up late at night or goes to bed late.Rate it:

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because you touch yourself at nightUsed to humourously deflect a request for a reason.Rate it:

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day or nightAt any time; 24/7Rate it:

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all cats are gray at nightVariant of all cats are grey in the dark.Rate it:

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all cats are grey at nightVariant of all cats are grey in the dark.Rate it:

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all cats are grey by nightVariant of all cats are grey in the dark.Rate it:

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bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:

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call it a nightTo cease what one has been doing for the night.Rate it:

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call it a nightTo go to bed to sleep.Rate it:

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day and nightAll the time; round the clock; unceasingly.Rate it:

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dead of nightMiddle of the night.Rate it:

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first nightplay's openingRate it:

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lady of the nightProstitute.Rate it:

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morning, noon and nightConstantly; ceaselessly; without stopping.Rate it:

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night and dayAlternative form of day and night.Rate it:

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night and dayentirely different, oppositeRate it:

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night outGoing away from one's usual residence for an entire night, and returning the next day.Rate it:

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night outSpending the evening away from one's usual residence. The phrase typically implies going to a restaurant, going to watch entertainment, or other types of urban nightlife, starting from about 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and lasting until approximately 11:00 pm or later.Rate it:

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night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.Rate it:

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one-night standA single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the parties has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.Rate it:

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one-night standAn occasion when a performer or team of them expects to perform at a theater for a single evening.Rate it:

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ships that pass in the nightTwo or more people who encounter one another in a transitory, incidental manner and whose relationship is without lasting significance; two or more people who almost encounter one another, but do not do so.Rate it:

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ships that pass in the nightThings which have no significant connection or commonality.Rate it:

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thief in the nightSomething stealthy or that occurs without warning.Rate it:

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things that go bump in the nightFrightening imagined creatures; ghosts or other supernatural beings.Rate it:

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fly off the handlegetting angry for a small little thingRate it:

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fly off the handleTo become very angry or enraged; to throw a fit or go crazy.Rate it:

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don't drive faster than your guardian angel can flyDriving (a vehicle) very fast is a dangerous act.Rate it:

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a fly in the ointmentsomething that creates or introduces an impedimentRate it:

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bar flyA person who frequents bars or lounges to get drunk.Rate it:

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crane flydaddy longlegsRate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo pilot an aircraft without the aid of instruments and without a flight plan, using only instinct, visual observation, and practical judgment.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.Rate it:

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fly in the face ofTo act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict.Rate it:

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fly in the ointmentSomething which ruins or spoils everything else; a nuisance or problem; an unpleasant or disagreeable detail.Rate it:

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fly like a rockto travel through the air with little or no benefit from aerodynamic liftRate it:

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fly lowto have one's fly (zipper) undone.Rate it:

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fly offto flee rapidly; to run away.Rate it:

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fly on the wallA quiet, non-participating, or unseen observer; an eavesdropper or witness.Rate it:

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fly out of the trapsto start quickly.Rate it:

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fly the coopTo depart hastily or unannounced; to escape or flee.Rate it:

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fly the coopTo escape from a pen or similar enclosure.Rate it:

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fly the freak flagTo behave in a unconventional or unrestrained manner; to exhibit the uninhibited side of one's personality.Rate it:

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Go Fly A KiteGet Outa Here, Leave Town, "I Don't B'lieve Ya!"Rate it:

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if pigs had wings they would fly(colloquial) Expresses speakers skepticism toward a hypothetical argument by another.Rate it:

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