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Fly a Kite (To)

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To send a begging letter to persons of a charitable reputation, or in easy circumstances, to solicit pecuniary aid, urging poverty, losses, or sickness as an excuse. (See Kite-flying.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Flur
Flush (A)
Flush of Money
Flute
Flutter
Flutter the Devecotes (To)
Fly (plural flys)
Fly (plural flies)
Fly-boy
Fly a Kite (To)
Fly-by-night (A)
Fly in One’s Face (To)
Fly in the Face of Danger (To)
Fly in the Face of Providence (To)
Fly Open (To)
Fly Out at (To)
Flying Colours (To come off with)
Flying Dutchman
Flying without Wings (No)
Flyman’s Plot (The)