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Put one over   /pʊt wən ˈoʊvər/   Listen
Put one over

verb
1.
Fool or hoax.  Synonyms: befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, slang, take in.  "You can't fool me!"






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"Put one over" Quotes from Famous Books



... man was so mad when I told him 'nothing doing' that he had me arrested. Said I had stolen the dog from him. You see there's some class to old Sol but there isn't much to me. The judge didn't know which of us was lying until I told him that Sol was a trick dog and would the man who was trying to put one over on me run through his tricks to show they had worked together. The cuss turned green and stammered that he wasn't no animal tamer. The judge gave me a chance and we had a great performance in the courtroom. When it was over the judge ...
— Mary Rose of Mifflin • Frances R. Sterrett

... of the secret was cleared, too, as a result of Kennedy's visit to the Customs House. After years of fighting with the opium ring on the Pacific coast, the ring had tried to "put one over" on the revenue officers and smuggle the drug in ...
— The Dream Doctor • Arthur B. Reeve

... minutes more, everything was set to rights, and the boys slipped in between their covers, theoretically to sleep, but actually to lie awake and chuckle for a long time, at the way they had "put one over" on the monitor. ...
— The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall - Or, Great Days in School and Out • Spencer Davenport

... right now? You have just been hearing the whole story from her? She did those thirty-five miles in three hours? Jimminy Christmas! Say, she's a pippin! Bully girl! I knew that pie-face over at her school would queer the whole show. Say, Uncle Ath, I'd just like to put one over on her for fair. What did she do to ...
— A Dixie School Girl • Gabrielle E. Jackson



Words linked to "Put one over" :   betray, deceive, pull the leg of, lead astray, kid



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