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fly-by-night

Irresponsible (as if one is apt to flee unexpectedly). He struck me as a fly-by-night worker, so I was shocked when he came back the next day to finish the job.

fly-by-night

Fig. irresponsible; untrustworthy. (Alludes to a person who sneaks away secretly in the night.) The carpenter we hired was a fly-by-night worker who did a very bad job. You shouldn't deal with a fly-by-night merchant.

fly-by-night

mod. undependable; dishonest. Sam seems like such a fly-by-night character.
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For more information about FLY BY NIGHT SPORTS and its innovative glow in the dark sport products, please contact FLY BY NIGHT SPORTS President and Product Inventor Earl Sullivan at 732-539-6986 or E-mail Info@flybynightsports.
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