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kiteflying

[kahyt-flahy-ing] /ˈkaɪtˌflaɪ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
an act or instance of flying a kite.
2.
the sport or hobby of flying, kites.
Also called kiting.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; kite1 + flying
Related forms
kiteflier, kiteflyer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kite flying

kite flying

noun
1.
(commerce) the practice of drawing cheques on deposits which are already committed, assuming that the delay in clearing the cheque will allow time to replenish the account Also called kiting
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