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fast one

noun, Informal.
1.
a shrewd action, especially when unscrupulous or dishonest; an unfair trick, deceitful practice, dishonest dealing, etc.:
He pulled a fast one on me by paying me with a worthless check.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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Examples for fast one
  • First, it pulls a bit of a fast one on the reader from the start.
  • Encouraged members to fast one day a month and donate the savings to help the needy.
  • Speed describes how fast one is moving, eg, in knots or mph.
Slang definitions & phrases for fast one

fast one

noun phrase

A trick or deception; clever subterfuge; dipsy-doodle: That was sure a fast one, you wearing the false mustache

Related Terms

pull a fast one

[1924+; probably fr fast shuffle]


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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