Posted by ESC on August 09, 2011 at 00:41
In Reply to: Go fly a kite posted by Bill on August 08, 2011 at 18:51:
: Anyone know the origin of the phrase: "Go fly a kite!"?
I looked in several references and didn't find the phrase. That was surprising. The one that did have "go fly a kite" said it originated in the United States and cited The American Thesaurus of Slang, 1942, Lester V. Berry and Melvin Van Den Bark.