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Confidence game   /kˈɑnfədəns geɪm/   Listen
Confidence game

noun
1.
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.  Synonyms: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, con game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, sting.






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"Confidence game" Quotes from Famous Books



... police, or why the disguise?" he queried pleasantly. He picked up Mrs. De Peyster's pearl pendant. "Housekeepers don't sport this kind of jewelry. What are you? Housebreakers—sneak thieves—confidence game?" ...
— No. 13 Washington Square • Leroy Scott

... serious a matter always baffle the theologians of Rome. They owe the world an answer on these questions for four hundred years. Is the world doing Rome an injustice when it regards the sale of indulgences a pure confidence game in holy disguise, the offer of a fictitious value for good cash, the boldest and baldest gold-bricking that mankind has heen [tr. ...
— Luther Examined and Reexamined - A Review of Catholic Criticism and a Plea for Revaluation • W. H. T. Dau



Words linked to "Confidence game" :   cheat, sting operation, swindle, rig



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