skin game

skin game

noun
1.
a dishonest or unscrupulous business operation, scheme, etc.
2.
any cheating or fraudulent trick.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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skin game
 
n
slang a swindling trick

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skin game definition


  1. n.
    any swindle. (Underworld.) : Spike was mixed up in a skin game for a while.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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