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fly-by-night
used in Babbitt

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Definition
of a person or firm that is unscrupulous, may not be in business long, or may flee without paying debts
  • True, it was a good advertisement at Boosters' Club lunches, and all the varieties of Annual Banquets to which Good Fellows were invited, to speak sonorously of Unselfish Public Service, the Broker's Obligation to Keep Inviolate the Trust of His Clients, and a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker, and a fly-by-night.
    Chapter 4 (37% in)

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