Now you will have to excuse me—the market's kiting, and I've got to watch it.
The fever of speculation was in the veins of the community before "kiting" began.
The ice was smooth and hard, and the breeze powerful enough to send them along at a kiting pace.
He sent the 190 kiting along the tops of the waves and away inland.
He knew instinctively the principles of "pyramiding" and "kiting."
For an instant all hands beheld a small sloop with a broken mast, kiting before the wind.
So he was all ears when Sloan one night gave his opinions on the subject of kiting.
This was a system of "kiting" stocks, just as other fraud concerns have been known to kite checks.
Where a wolf will kite off and keep on kiting, a dog will plan.
He believed that the story of the bookkeeper of the kiting bank was to be enacted before his eyes.
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]