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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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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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