For this fool of a young man thought that she and Helen and Tibby had been playing the confidence trick on him, and that if he gave his address they would break into his rooms some midnight or other and steal his walkingstick too.
You remember how he would trust strangers, and if they fooled him he would say, 'It's better to be fooled than to be suspicious'--that the confidence trick is the work of man, but the want-of-confidence-trick is the work of the devil.
DEAR Editor, The Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is guilty of a calculated chronological confidence trick
With its practical physical working aspects it shows the DWP benefits points scoring legislation with Personal Independence Payment as a political confidence trick
used by this government to manipulate disabled and deprived people using handsomely paid private, business consulting companies in an attempt to excuse the conduct of politicians hoping to remain on the gravy train.
Con, on the other hand, is slang for a confidence trick
, and a con man is not someone you'd like to be victimized by.
THE TWO MAIN MONEY SCAMS DOING THE ROUNDS: VISHING/SMISHING/ COURIER FRAUD IGNORE the names, this is a confidence trick
rebooted for the modern age.
For Britain, the European Union is the world's greatest ever confidence trick
A lot of how this industry works is a confidence trick
Its confidence trick
requires readers who are either insecure enough or humble enough to assume that if they don't understand something (or have to read a paragraph four times) it's their fault.
So I was surprised to read about a confidence trick
that goes back hundreds of years still being operated in rural Italy where religious belief runs deep.
It does seem to me, though, to have been somewhat of a confidence trick
and one that ought to have been exposed as such.
LALLANA'S CONFIDENCE TRICK
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