You ditch worn out habits and routines— the same old group playing the same old games—for new toys and tricks, puns intended.
Every actor knows that there are tricks to landing an Emmy nomination.
Rick Wilson, a top Florida GOP political consultant, describes Rivera as “a wily character ... [who has] run out of tricks.”
"You have to be a little faster, and you have to know some tricks" like moving with the model.
But this inevitably caused us to take more of them, to own them, to make them do tricks for us, and to master them.
The tricks he had learned in Scotland served him in good stead now.
Mike got to cover; his ungoverned tongue was always playing him tricks.
Bernard, the yard-dog, is a lumbering old fellow, with no tricks.
Now, I should like to see the fairy that could beat him at tricks.
Yet her tricks are harmless, and she herself is full of kindness.'
early 15c., "a cheat, a mean ruse," from Old North French trique "trick, deceit, treachery, cheating," from trikier "to deceive, to cheat," variant of Old French trichier, probably from Vulgar Latin *triccare, from Latin tricari "be evasive, shuffle," from tricæ "trifles, nonsense, a tangle of difficulties," of unknown origin.
Meaning "a roguish prank" is recorded from 1580s; sense of "the art of doing something" is first attested 1610s. Meaning "prostitute's client" is first attested 1915; earlier it was U.S. slang for "a robbery" (1865). Trick-or-treat is recorded from 1942.
1590s, from trick (v.). Related: Tricked; tricking. An earlier sense of "to dress, adorn" (c.1500) is perhaps a different word entirely.
: The planners counted on a trickledown effect when they relieved the rich of all taxation
The stimulation of a whole economic system by the enrichment and encouragement of those in the upper reaches (1944+)