fast one


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fast one

n. Informal
A trick or deceitful act.
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Noun1.fast one - a cunning or deceitful action or devicefast one - a cunning or deceitful action or device; "he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
device, gimmick, twist - any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik - (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating; "how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?"
References in classic literature ?
One should hold fast one's heart; for when one letteth it go, how quickly doth one's head run away!
And seeing, by the bye, that Brittles had been a slow boy for upwards of thirty years, there appeared no great probability of his ever being a fast one.
Our craft was evidently a very fast one. We shot past the long lines of loaded barges as though they were stationary.
Meanwhile Ulysses untied the horses, made them fast one to another and drove them off, striking them with his bow, for he had forgotten to take the whip from the chariot.
They are neck and neck in a race that has not at any time been a fast one. In each country the Government has been a neglectful stepmother to the telephone.
On the other hand, the ancient and mediaeval logic retained a continuous influence over it, and a form like that of mathematics was easily impressed upon it; the principle of ancient philosophy which is most apparent in it is scepticism; we must doubt nearly every traditional or received notion, that we may hold fast one or two.
David had taken off his blouse and rolled up his shirt-sleeves, and his teeth were set, so I knew he would begin by sending me down some fast ones.
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THE BBC has been accused of "pulling a fast one" on independent producers over new rules that could give Britbox an advantage over streaming rivals.
There's no opportunity to pull a fast one here." [Reference Link]:[https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-28/green-growth-s-ceo-dismisses-doubts-about-bid-for-aphria-q-a]
A CCTV footage circulating on social media shows how a woman tried to pull a fast one on a fast food cashier by pretending she received insufficient change.
Many people think that if you're overweight you have a slow metabolism and if you're thin you have a fast one. Metabolic rate refers to the calories you use over a day to keep your body functioning.