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Go fly a kite

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.