Origin of confidence game
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This is going to be the Game of Thrones of U.S. Senate races.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Dora is seen getting dressed as a mermaid by a cursor being manned by some omniscient game player.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Think of it as Game of Thrones—if you subtract the sex and violence and add drunken revelry and singing.
Actually, the guessing game is over; the weddings have begun, as have weird attempts to circumvent our constitutional democracy.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But locals there say any money deposited is thrown into an unlocked cupboard behind the tellers, hardly inspiring confidence.
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
With childlike confidence he follows the advice of some more or less honest dealer.
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Two many-branched candelabra, holding wax lights, brilliantly illuminate the game.
The unhappy applicant was naturally obliged to temporarily retire from the game, at all events for that night.
Other Idioms and Phrases with confidence game
Also, confidence trick; con game. A swindle in which the victim is defrauded after his or her trust has been won. For example, The police warned of a confidence game in which people were asked to turn over valuables for a so-called appraisal, or The typical confidence trick is easy to spot if you know what to look for, or I almost let myself be taken in by her con game—she seemed so sincere. These terms, which use confidence in the sense of “trust,” date from the mid-1800s. They also gave rise to confidence man (or con man) for the swindler.