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A swindle in which the victim is defrauded after his or her confidence has been won.
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a swindle in which the swindler, after gaining the victim's confidence, robs the victim by cheating at a gambling game, appropriating funds entrusted for investment, or the like. Also called, Brit.,con′fidence trick`.
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|Noun||1.||confidence game - 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)
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