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fast one

noun, Informal.
a shrewd action, especially when unscrupulous or dishonest; an unfair trick, deceitful practice, dishonest dealing, etc.:
He pulled a fast one on me by paying me with a worthless check.
Origin of fast one
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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fast one

noun phrase

A trick or deception; clever subterfuge; dipsy-doodle: That was sure a fast one, you wearing the false mustache

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pull a fast one

[1924+; probably fr fast shuffle]

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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