fly kites(redirected from flew kites)
To write a check that exceeds the amount currently in its bank account and then depositing the check at a second bank, so that one can use funds from the second bank—at least until one gets caught. A: "Is it true that Drew got busted for writing bad checks?" B: "Oh yeah, he was flying kites all over town."
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tv. to distribute or pass bad checks. (see also kite.) Marty was picked up for flying kites in three different cities.
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