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The crow flies at midnight

Posted by Pamela on March 14, 2008 at 01:31:

In Reply to: The crow flies at midnight posted by Paul on March 13, 2008 at 09:17:

: What is the meaning and/or origin of "the crow flies at midnight"? I think it a phrase indicating a surprise or secret meeting, but its origin is lost on me.

It means that there is an intrigue afoot. It could be a secret meeting or plan, or just some general mystery. "Is Cathy going to apply for the promotion?" "The crow flies at midnight!" The origin is in the use of such random phrases as passwords that can identify two people who do not know each other to each other. I thought it might be from a movie, but I didn't find it on Pamela