How to use con man in a sentence
It’s not hard to see how hiring a metaverse expert can be a really bad idea, because while many of them are smart, ethical and knowledgeable, some are making claims that would put a seasoned con man to shame.As hiring in the metaverse ramps up, experts caution against working with snake oil salesmen | Alexander Lee | November 22, 2021 | Digiday
A crook and an artist, a con man and philosopher, he was as comfortable among hardened criminals as he was swanning through the star-studded dining room of his Hollywood restaurant, the Brown Derby.Andrew Cuomo is plummeting, and there’s no one left to catch him | David Von Drehle | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The bitcoin community and press have vilified Mark Karpeles, the CEO of Mt. Gox, as a clown and a con man.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk | Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Given that Benton and Team Mitch routinely refer to Bevin as a “con man,” that might not be an easy task.
The Duke of Deception By Geoffrey Wolff In his portrait of a con-man father, Wolff writes a memoir of perfect integrity.Book Bag: Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd on The Art of Nonfiction | Tracy Kidder, Richard Todd | January 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
King was widely reviled in his lifetime, attacked as a troublemaker, a liar, a con man and a communist.
He could be a “con man” lying about or at least exaggerating his accomplishments.The Only Sportscaster That Mattered: New Biography of Howard Cosell | Robert Lipsyte | November 20, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mister Public is further deceived in believing that the 'con man' who has a pitch nearby is connected with the enterprise.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
"You're going to get your sly little con-man brain to working, I think," he said softly.
Some shadow of the sly, elfin grin crept over the little con-man's face.
Meyerhoff wiped the perspiration from his forehead, and shot the little con-man a stony glance.
The little con-man's jaw sagged lower and lower, the color draining from his face.
British Dictionary definitions for con man
informal a person who swindles another by means of a confidence trick: More formal term: confidence man
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