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con trick

n
informal a shortened form of confidence trick
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con trick

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THE PM's pledge to invest billions more in schools in England has been branded a "con trick" by Labour.
He said: "Brexit is a Tory con trick for the benefit of the richest one per cent.
FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones has accused the UK Government of pulling a "con trick" - after it announced that a million public sector workers are to get the biggest pay rise in almost a decade.
<B Welsh Counsel General Mick Antoniw has acussed Prime Minister Theresa May of attempting a 'con trick' with the forthcoming general election
POLICE have arrested four men after a suspected con trick in Kirklees.
212 PAGES OF CROSSWORDS, QUIZZES, SUDOKUS, KAKUROS - AND MUCH, MUCH MORE Your weekly puzzle challenge CON TRICK Each question has four possible answers and is worth from one to 15 points.
HUNDREDS of iPhone owners are being hit by a con trick that enables thieves to wreak havoc by stealing their password and email address.
He told him he had performed a "wicked con trick" on a vulnerable woman who trusted him, and described his lies about having disabled children as "callous and cynical".
It seems that this could be the biggest con trick of all time netting in a cool PS2bn of our taxes just to occasionally produce 3.6 megawatts of power whereas similar cost nuclear power stations will produce 2 gigawatts of power and ensure our lights and heating remain on 100% of the time with or without the wind and in comparison built on a postage stamp thus not blotting the seascape.
Plans for a radical shake-up of state pensions will be announced by the Government on Monday amid warnings it will be little more than a "con trick" and could affect a hard-fought deal on public sector pensions.
MONEY: PLANS for a radical shake-up of state pensions will be announced by the Government today amid warnings that it will be little more than a "con trick" and could affect a hard-fought deal on public sector pensions.