flim-flam


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Verb1.flim-flam - deceive somebodyflim-flam - deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
snooker - fool or dupe; "He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk"
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British Conservatives are coagulating around the Boris Johnson view, that Trump should be cultivated any way he wishes, since our prosperity is more important than any of that values flim-flam.
With the National Hunt season now within touching distance, praise the Lord, two of the biggest yards in the business - those of Nicky Henderson and Gordon Elliott - gave their State of the Union addresses this week and if you can cut through the usual flim-flam there's always a few nuggets.
The principal reports that the child regularly cons other children out of their lunch money, and runs flim-flam swindles during recess.
The author also lets his personal beliefs shine through, calling the idea of a national bank manipulating debts a "financial flim-flam," condemning modern party politics for blocking needed reforms, and lamenting how the United States has ignored Washington's advice on neutrality, leading to "wars without finite, achievable goals in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere" (110, 223).
It's not just a bit of showroom flim-flam to fleece Mondeo man who fantasises about getting the red carpet treatment at Ferrari either.
A week when issues, policies and people are on the agenda instead of the usual constitutional flim-flam, party political argy-bargy and hand-wringing posturing is a refreshing change at the moment.
The North East needs less flim-flam and more practical action.
If not itself a criminal enterprise--and Posner provides plenty of evidence to support the charge that it was just that--the Vatican Bank was run for decades as, at the very least, a willing accomplice to criminal schemes and financial flim-flam operations whose variety and complexity make the head spin.
It's not just a bit of showroom flim-flam to fleece the Mondeo man who fantasises about getting the red carpet treatment.
IN a world where too much of what we hear is a load of old flim-flam, politically correct airy-fairy nonsense signifying nothing, there seems just one bunch of straight talkers left to rely upon - the 50-plus woman.
As for Morsi's flim-flam that his government upholds democracy, social justice etc.
It's an old flim-flam worthy of the sleaziest carnival sharpies or scam artist Charles Ponzi, yet most of the punsters swallow it whole.