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con job

noun

, Informal.
  1. an act or instance of duping or swindling.
  2. an act or instance of lying or talking glibly to convince others or get one's way.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of con job1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

And the unfolding tale of how this con job got on the air should be troubling for anyone who cares about good journalism.

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