snow job


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snow job

n. Slang
An effort to deceive, overwhelm, or persuade with insincere talk, especially flattery.

snow job

n
slang chiefly US and Canadian an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk

snow′ job`


n.
Slang. an attempt to deceive or persuade through the use of flattery or exaggeration.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snow job - a long and elaborate misrepresentation
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
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Instead, the selling of the 12-nation Pacific Rim pact has the feel of a snow job.
Don Leonardo of Veterans of Canada indicates nothing seems to have changed at all; the report is a snow job.
American member Helen Ingram told the Calgary Herald, "I'm concerned that First Nations may think this is yet another snow job by a bunch of experts who speak a lot of technical speak.
ARCH-RIVAL: Fergie and Kenny have history HAPPY LANDING Dalglish arrives at Manchester airport last night after cutting short his cruise to take charge of Liverpool - who go to Old Trafford in the FA Cup today SNOW JOB TO NO JOB: Hodgson was on the slippery slope out of Anfield when he took training on Friday
This fun article describes Ed Adams's avalanche research at Montana State University: "A Snow Job," People, January 12, 2004.
ANOTHER SNOW JOB IN TOKYO (The Australian Financial Review, Sydney)
Just try persuading the taxman to wait seven years for his lucre or giving the Vatman some snow job about a cheque post-dated for seven years hence.
Last month, the New York Times cited the melting of the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro as proof, only to learn that it too was a snow job.
But unlike Sugar-Groove he is a demagogue and cult leader, and abuses his community, pulling a snow job on his people in the name of his own primacy.
Just like you -- at one time or another -- the judge has attempted a snow job on another judge just like you're attempting.
When such figures are missing, we detect a snow job is coming.