confidence trick

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confidence game

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a swindle involving money, goods, etc, in which the victim's trust is won by the swindler. Informal shortened forms: con trick or con game (US and Canadian)
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confidence trick

- First a swindle in which the victim was persuaded to entrust money or valuables to the swindler.
See also related terms for swindle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confidence trick - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
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Translations

confidence trick

ntruffa
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References in periodicals archive ?
Thompson; FIDDLE GAME; Poisoned Pen Press $0.00 ISBN: 9781590584552
Within minutes Amy Cox is brutally murdered and it's clear to Jackson that this was no common transaction but the beginning of an elaborate con game a genuine fiddle game and he's one of the main players.
Within minutes, Amy Cox is brutally murdered and it's clear to Jackson that this was no common transaction, but the beginning of an elaborate con game, a genuine fiddle game, and he's one of the main players.