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fly-by-night

  
  
A fly-by-night businessman is someone who wants to make money very quickly, without caring about the quality or honesty of the service they offer.  
INFORMAL      adj   ADJ n     (disapproval)    (=cowboy)  
...fly-by-night operators who fail to complete jobs.     
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fly-by-night

  

      adj  
1    cowboy     (informal)   dubious, questionable, shady, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy  
2    brief, here today, gone tomorrow, impermanent, short-lived  

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