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snow job

noun, Slang.
an attempt to deceive or persuade by using flattery or exaggeration.
Origin of snow job
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Fredericks knew enough of general psi theory to know when somebody was handing him a snow job.

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British Dictionary definitions for snow job

snow job

(slang, mainly US & Canadian) an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk
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Slang definitions & phrases for snow job

snow job

noun phrase

Strong and persistent persuasion, esp in a dubious cause; an overwhelming advocacy: This is no snow job, either. I wish I had 25 Jerry Koosmans/ Don't let Slattery give you a snow job and get you into trouble (WWII armed forces)


: I was snow-jobbed into giving the maximum

[fr the idea of snowing under with insistent reasons; now probably reinforced by the narcotics sense of snow]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with snow job

snow job

An effort to deceive, persuade, or overwhelm with insincere talk. For example, Peter tried to give the officer a snow job about an emergency at the hospital but he got a speeding ticket all the same . This slangy expression, originating in the military during World War II, presumably alludes to the idiom snow under
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