when the eagle flies
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the eagle flies
dated slang Payday has arrived. A reference to the bald eagle that is featured prominently on American currency. Used most often in the US Military. Primarily heard in US. I'll have to wait until the eagle flies to pay these bills. The troops are always eager to venture into town when the eagle flies.
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when the eagle fliesand day the eagle flies
in. payday. (The eagle is the one found on U.S. currency.) I’ll pay you back when the eagle flies. I’ll find you the day the eagle flies.
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