false card

noun Chiefly Bridge.
a card played to give an opponent a mistaken idea of the quality or length of one's holding in the suit led.

Origin:
1875–80

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false-card

[fawls-kahrd]
verb (used without object) Chiefly Bridge.
to play a false card.
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false-card
 
vb
(intr) bridge to play a misleading card, esp a high loser, in order to deceive an opponent

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Indeed, in this case the government apparently has the false card in hand and could prove its falsity directly.
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