Housing starts, which had been sandbagged by poor weather, leapt sharply.
The Gallup Economic Confidence Index was sandbagged by the October government shutdown and debt-ceiling brinkmanship.
He made a highly illiquid bet on LightSquared, a wireless broadband company, that has sandbagged his fund and reputation.
I'll be sandbagged and robbed if I go back without any for the other fellows.
I shouldn't be surprised if she sandbagged him and left him lying on the beach.
"I have been sandbagged," he announced impressively, and proceeded to relate the night's adventure to his host.
Supposing I'd gone round, looking for another buyer, he'd have had me doped or sandbagged before I'd made the sale.
Ive been sandbagged and robbed, and evidently sold to you for a sailor, which I am not.
The 4.7's are on top in sandbagged emplacements, and the 12-pounders are in other positions on the right.
Within six months, if you're not sandbagged or jailed on fake libel suits, you'll have a unique bibliography of swindles.
1860, "furnish with sandbags," from sandbag (n.). Meaning "pretend weakness," 1970s perhaps is extended from poker-playing sense of "refrain from raising at the first opportunity in hopes of raising more steeply later" (1940), which perhaps is from sandbagger in the sense of "bully or ruffian who uses a sandbag as a weapon to knock his intended victim unconscious" (1882). Hence "to fell or stun with a blow from a sandbag" (1887). Related: Sandbagged; sandbagging.
Temporarily evicted from one's dormitory room so that one's roommate can entertain a lover: Bill's girlfriend came up for the weekend and Bob got sandbagged again (1980s+ Students)
A type of life preserver (WWII Navy)