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"fly-by-night" in British English

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fly-by-nightadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈflɑɪ·bɑɪˌnɑɪt/ disapproving
(esp. of a business) not able to be trusted, and likely to stop operating without any notice: a fly-by-night operation
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"fly-by-night" in Business English

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fly-by-nightadjective [before noun]

uk   us   informal
a fly-by-night business or worker does not offer good products or services and is likely to avoid paying debts or satisfying agreements by leaving the area: fly-by-night companies/contractors/operators
(Definition of fly-by-night from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fly-by-night”
in Chinese (Simplified) (公司或商人)不可靠的,无信用的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (公司或商人)不可靠的,無信用的…
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