kite-flying

kite-flying
kiteˈ-flying noun
1. Sending up and controlling a kite
2. The juggling of cheques between accounts so as to create a sham balance of funds on which to draw
3. Testing public opinion by circulating rumours, etc
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Main Entry:kite

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