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confidence trick

noun

  • (British) confidence game
    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.
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