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Origin of badger game
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Example sentences from the Web for badger game
But he had preferred to speculate in blackmail and play the badger-game with his wife as an unwitting accomplice.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
Idioms and Phrases with badger game
An extortion scheme in which a man is lured into a compromising position, usually by a woman, and then is “discovered” and blackmailed by her associate. For example, The prosecutor accused the couple of playing the badger game. The term alludes to the much older sport of badger-baiting, in which a live badger was trapped and put inside a box and dogs were set on it to drag it out. The woman in the scheme is the “badger.” [Late 1800s]