snow job

snow job

noun Slang.
an attempt to deceive or persuade by using flattery or exaggeration.

Origin:
1940–45

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snow job
 
n
slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk

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snow job definition


  1. n.
    a systematic deception. : You can generally tell when a student is trying to do a snow job.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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snow job

An effort to deceive, persuade, or overwhelm with insincere talk. For example, Peter tried to give the officer a snow job about an emergency at the hospital but he got a speeding ticket all the same. This slangy expression, originating in the military during World War II, presumably alludes to the idiom snow under.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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