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con job

noun, Informal.
an act or instance of duping or swindling.
an act or instance of lying or talking glibly to convince others or get one's way.
Origin of con job
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for con job
  • Blocking dissenting views is a sure way to add to the feeling that this could be a con job.
  • The literary fiction thing is overblown, if not actually a bit of a con job and a hoax.
  • In my view, the bankruptcy con job is nearly as irresponsible as the schemes that dug us into a financial hole in the first place.
  • Again, it was a total con job on the nuclear energy industry.
  • If anyone else pulled this type of con job they would be in jail.
Slang definitions & phrases for con job

con game

noun phrase

A confidence game; swindle; scam (1880s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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