an attempt to deceive or persuade by using flattery or exaggeration.
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How to use snow job in a sentence
Yes, the problem for a sober-eyed culture warrior like you is that this French snow job seems to be winning over America.Rick Santorum Doesn’t Like the French, But America Increasingly Does | Eric Pape | February 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They tried to pull a big snow job, saying public relations and so on and so forth, just to sort of impress me, and they did.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Fredericks knew enough of general psi theory to know when somebody was handing him a snow job.Sight Gag | Laurence Mark Janifer
British Dictionary definitions for snow job
slang, mainly US and Canadian an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk
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Other Idioms and Phrases with snow job
An effort to deceive, persuade, or overwhelm with insincere talk. For example, Peter tried to give the officer a snow job about an emergency at the hospital but he got a speeding ticket all the same. This slangy expression, originating in the military during World War II, presumably alludes to the idiom snow under.
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