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play someone for a fool

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play someone for a fool

verb phrase

To take advantage of someone's gullibility, greed, etc: Some blokes can never see when they are being played for suckers (1881+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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