an attempt to deceive or persuade by using flattery or exaggeration.
Origin of snow job
First recorded in 1940–45
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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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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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