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con game

noun, Slang.
Origin of con game
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You've been took in, you've bit on a con game like a hungry pike.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • They may work a con game on some of the agents and dispatchers, but they get over the road with the local.

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con game

noun phrase

A confidence game; swindle; scam (1880s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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