[Ads-l] to fly a sign

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 15 15:59:43 EST 2017

Kind of an unusual nuance of "fly."

A reporter tells of a homeless woman who "flies a sign" asking for work.

The video shows her holding her cardboard sign chest-high with both hands.

I'd have said "hold" or "display."


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