kite flying

(redirected from kite-flying)

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Khan on Sunday directed all officers to take stern action against kite-flying, and those involved in manufacturing kite material.
'The incidents caused by kite-flying have become routine in different parts of the province,' it said.
Read More: Resolution in Punjab Assembly seeks strict implementation on kite-flying ban The resolution also censured the provincial admini-stration for failing to stop sale of hazardous kite strings.
Many people routinely defy the ban on kite-flying on the weekend in Lahore despite police crackdowns.
GUJRANWALA -- The district police on Friday arrested 120 people for violating the kite-flying ban and seized over 15,000 kites and 735 rolls of twines from their possession.
LAHORE -- Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore BA Nasir on Monday took notice of various incidents of injuries due to kite string and directed the police officials to continue crackdown on kite-flying in the provincial capital.
The petition prays the court to nullify the government's decision as the kite-flying would result in human and financial losses.
They also helped organize kite-flying activities for those in attendance.
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.
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 reason is the ban imposed on kite-flying by the then Punjab government, after a series of deaths caused by razor-sharp kite twine.
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., the third week of August.
KITE-FLYING IS A VENERABLE SPRING TRADITION, but in our family it also has religious significance.