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skin game

noun
1.
a dishonest or unscrupulous business operation, scheme, etc.
2.
any cheating or fraudulent trick.
Origin of skin game
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70
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skin game

noun
1.
(slang) a swindling trick
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skin game

noun phrase

A confidence game; scam (1868+)

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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