skin game


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skin game

n. Slang
1. A fraudulent gambling game.
2. A swindle.

skin game

n
slang a swindling trick

skin′ game`


n.
a fraudulent scheme; swindle.
[1865–70; Amer.]
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The 22-year-old pacer is one of the few New Zealand players to make an impression in India and he will try to add to his tally of four wickets in two games when the Black Caps play Zimbabwe in a potential banana skin game in Ahmedabad on Friday, reports stuff.co.nz.
These blades can be used to skin game, but it requires pinching the flesh and pulling it upward during cutting to clear the blade of the viscera below.
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"Vidic is the one player who can cope with that and we are delighted he is back." It is the type of banana skin game United would have hoped to avoid with a makeshift defence.
Jones added: "It was a real banana skin game for us, because Colwyn Bay are also desperate for the points as well.
It's a banana skin game and I already know that Blyth will play above themselves even though they are struggling in their League.
As the two fall into an unexpected relationship, he determines to buy the house himself, resulting in a straightforward but nerve-wracking auction reminiscent of "The Skin Game."
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People are pointing out that Bristol City have gone 17 games without defeat and that this is a banana skin game.