US and Canadian confidence game
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a swindle involving money, goods, etc, in which the victim's trust is won by the swindlerInformal shortened forms: con trick, (US and Canadian) con game
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How to use confidence trick in a sentence
The intimacy he created was an illusion—in a way, all leadership is a necessary illusion—but it was not a confidence trick.Obama's Speech and the Burden of History|Harold Evans|January 20, 2009|DAILY BEAST
This is just a typical Home Rule argument, the confidence trick all over.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Never before has a country so justly and so richly deserved the repudiation of a debt incurred by the confidence trick.Crescent and Iron Cross|E. F. Benson
I thought of the confidence trick, and resolved I would be on the alert for the vestiges of my five hundred pounds.The Plattner Story and Others|H. G. Wells
It has, at some time or the other, formed part of the "monetary" luggage of somebody engaged in the confidence trick.
Any number of sharpers who tried the confidence trick, but tried it in vain.A Gamble with Life|Silas K. Hocking