San Francisco-based Sarah Kliban was among those who worked on kite Runner.
Newt tells Rick he'd sweep the Right Rick tells Newt: Go fly a kite.
The author of The kite Runner picks his favorite short story collections.
I thought I was going to write a kind of simple nostalgic story about two boys and their love of kite fighting.
Particularly in the post-9/11 world, Kliban says, the kite Runner filmmakers were determined to be culturally respectful.
Of course, the kite is flown other side up, with the bridle underneath.
W is for Walter, flying a kite; X is for Xerxes, a boy of great might.
Up and up, and to and fro, switched the Candy Rabbit on the kite tail.
kite went aft, and returned with three or four muskets, and as many pikes.
And it wasn't long before Bobby's kite had climbed high into the sky again.
bird of prey (Milvus ictinus), Old English cyta "kind of hawk," probably imitative of its cries (cf. ciegan "to call," German Kauz "screech owl"). The toy kite first so-called 1660s, from its way of hovering in the air like a bird. The dismissive invitation to go fly a kite is attested by 1942, American English, probably tracing to the popular song of the same name (lyrics by Johnny Burke), sung by Bing Crosby in "The Star Maker" (1939):
Go fly a kite and tie your troubles to the tail
They'll be blown away by a merry gale,
Go fly a kite and toss your worries to the wind
And they won't come back, they'll be too chagrined.
"write a fictitious check," 1839, American English, from 1805 phrase fly a kite "raise money by issuing commercial paper on nonexistent funds;" see kite (n.). Related: Kited; kiting.
To write a check when one does not have the funds to cover it, hoping to find them before the check is cashed: The bill was due before payday, so I had to kite the check (1934+)
[fly a kite in the verb sense is found by 1808]