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noun Informal.

a shrewd action, especially when unscrupulous or dishonest; an unfair trick, deceitful practice, dishonest dealing, etc.: He pulled a fast one on me by paying me with a worthless check.

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Origin of fast one

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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