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Definition of fly-post in English:

verb

[with object] British
Put up (advertising posters) in unauthorized places.
Example sentences
  • Mr Bayley's offices in Holgate Road have twice been targeted by fly-posting protesters, firstly last month, and then earlier this month.
  • The secret organisation has fly-posted stickers on billboards and bus stops in the city centre with an ‘Up Yours’ message to the town hall blitz on litter louts and other environmental offenders.
  • The claims go against some of the opponents to the Coppergate Riverside scheme who recently fly-posted empty shops, claiming 150 were already standing empty.

Origin

early 20th century: from on the fly at fly1.

Derivatives

fly poster

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Some councils have gone even further to rid their boroughs of unwanted fly posters.
  • Companies putting up fly posters advertising events are finding large "cancelled" notices stuck over them.
  • We've noticed a big reduction in fly posters since we started using stickers.

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