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noun Slang.

an attempt to deceive or persuade by using flattery or exaggeration.

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Origin of snow job

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for snow job

snow job

noun

slang, mainly US and Canadian an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk
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Idioms and Phrases with snow job

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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