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fly-poster

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Definition of fly-poster in English:

noun

British
1An advertising poster put up in an unauthorized place.
Example sentences
  • The scrutiny board also wants the council to get tough with businesses that generate litter, cracking down on flyers and fly-posters which end up as litter and stopping commercial refuse piling up in streets.
  • The 100-day campaign started on January 12 and has targeted everything from fly-tippers and dirty waterways to graffiti and fly-posters.
  • State Street's flowers and trees remain un-vandalised, vertical surfaces aren't covered in fly-posters and graffiti, traffic glides around calmly.
2A person who fly-posts.
Example sentences
  • Firms that use fly-posters to advertise in Manchester have been named and shamed by environmentalists.
  • Since then wardens have been handing out fixed fines for littering and fly-posters have been warned they will be taken to court and could be hit with anti-social behaviour orders.
  • We are fighting back against the litter louts, the illegal fly-tippers and fly-posters and the vandals who deface the city with graffiti.

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