also flimflam, 1530s, a contemptuous echoic construction, perhaps connected to some unrecorded dialectal word from Scandinavian (cf. Old Norse flim "a lampoon"). From 1650s as a verb.
If any of this flim-flam is true, the lumbersexual already sounds way more annoying than the metrosexual.
He lied to me and tried to flim-flam me out of my boats before my dad was buried a week.
And me trying to flim-flam myself into thinking that I've got to keep still because I promised Tom.
From flim-flam (returning short change) to burglary is but a step, provided one has the nerve.
One thing at least was clear; he would not again tell me—or even pretend to me—that her power was "all flim-flam."
Have the ticket men and the entrance attendants been working a flim-flam game on us?
The sapper told me that theyd try some flim-flam game on me!
Gaydon has a great deal of observation and common sense, and was never plagued with a flim-flam of fancies.
What's the use of buying tinsel and flim-flam when you're eating milk gravy to save butter and using salt sacks for handkerchiefs?