kite flying

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kite flying

1. The practice of telling or suggesting an idea or plan to people in order to gauge their reaction to it. I can always tell when my boss is kite flying, because she suddenly starts mentioning vague details about projects we've never heard of.
2. The practice of drawing checks on an overdrawn account and lodging them into another account in order to create a false credit balance. Primarily heard in UK. He had been using kite flying to keep his business financially afloat for nearly a year before being caught by banking authorities.
See also: flying, kite
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LAHORE -- Taking notice of incidents of kite-flying in city areas, Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif has suspends Sabzazar DSP and SHO over alleged inefficency.
Joey Aguilar Kites from around the world, including the entries of Qatar, virtually turned the skies above Doha's Aspire Park into a museum, a member of the national kite-flying team has said.
Taking notice of the incident, Okara DPO Hassan Asad Alvi ordered stern action against the violators of a ban on kite-flying and sellers.
DIG Operations DrHaider Ashraf on Sunday said the police had launched a crackdown against kite-flying to ensure strict implementation on kite-flying ban.
During the crackdown police seized over 2200 kites and over 170 strings and arrested 15 people for flying kites and preparing strings for kite-flying .
A group of six students of Birla Public School (BPS) won the third position in the first international kite-flying competition held at Aspire Park recently.
by Times News Service Basant is an immensely popular kite-flying festival in Pakistan, which is held to welcome the advent of spring.
Organised in co-operation with Tamquest Entertainment MFZE and Channel 4, the event will demonstrate Sankranti kite-flying traditions, taking place on the 450-metre long beach of the hotel.
One would wonder how much notions, emotions and material facts are associated with the ordinary-looking acts of kite-flying or pigeon-keeping.
The 20th edition of DSF, organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), has a range of world-class events and activities, and kite-flying is one of the several attractions that focus on offering family fun across the city.
The annual kite-flying festival, which marks the start of spring, involved aerial duels in which participants tried to bring down each other's kites using string coated in a sticky paste of ground-up glass or metal.
LAHORE -- The All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association (APPMA) on Sunday supported the idea of safe kite-flying in special zones out of city areas.
The reason is the ban imposed on kite-flying by the then Punjab government, after a series of deaths caused by razor-sharp kite twine.
FAMILY fun is set to soar this weekend when a Midland town stages a kite-flying day.
But true kite-flying enthusiasts around the world celebrate their passion for the sport during the week-long Washington State International Kite Festival held at Long Beach, Wash.