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Difference between Fly a kite and Go fly a kite

fly a kite

1. say or do smth. with the intention of testing other people’s reaction to it:

  • I thought that here I would fly a kite for a somewhat less-fashionable theory….

2. (sl.) pass a worthless check; sell worthless stocks and bonds:

  • Marty was picked up for flying kites in three different cities.

3. (Underworld) smuggle a letter into or out of prison:

  • This practice of “shooting” contraband notes is known among the prisoners as “flying a kite.”

go fly a kite —(also: go fry an egg ) is used to rudely tell a person to go away and stop being annoying:

  • You are a real bother. Go fly a kite!