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confidence game

División en sílabas: con·fi·dence game
(British also confidence trick)

Definición de confidence game en inglés:


A swindle in which the victim is persuaded to trust the swindler in some way.
Example sentences
  • The victim of the confidence game refuses to believe that he is being relieved of his money and dignity, but an ignominious fate awaits him every time.
  • He asserted: ‘The whole arrangement is nothing less than a confidence trick perpetrated by the Government against people.’
  • In the absence of a supportive fundamental backdrop, a ‘strong dollar’ policy is in reality nothing but an elaborate confidence trick.


confidence trickster

Example sentences
  • Is there any institution of significance that will be left standing, by the time this confidence trickster is driven from office?
  • He began, like any confidence trickster, by posing as ultra-responsible.
  • For example, if you were seeking counsel prior to an important decision, you could use the speech he made to the time traveller / confidence trickster (can't remember the episode title).

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