on the fly
- (mainly Scottish) in secret; sneakily
Example Sentences Including 'on the fly'
But policy is being formed on the fly : too many piece-meal initiatives are being announced in an uncoordinated fashion.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
The federal ministers, however, had not co-ordinated the announcement and seemed to be assembling their plan on the fly.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The phone number on the fly sheet was the same as the one on the marketing manager's phone.
This affects our distribution costs tremendously, and requires us to rationalise on the fly.
Business Today (1999)
With two freshmen and two sophomores in the starting lineup, Syracuse has been learning on the fly.
Toronto Sun (2003)
`He was passing through, and he had time for only a few words with us, on the fly , so to speak.
A Plague of Angels
`We weren't really sure to believe him until I caught a piranha on the fly.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
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