- an attempt to deceive or persuade by using flattery or exaggeration.
Origin of snow job
- slang, mainly US and Canadian an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk
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.