Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[in singular] British informal
An attempt to fool or deceive someone: he has suggested they run away together, but both know it is not even a try-on
More example sentences
- I sent that opening to the publishers as a try-on, thinking they'd want it changed.
- But, I think he will agree that a 100 plus was never ever going to be agreed to and was a try-on by the developer which is what they always seem to do.
- This is just a try-on by the EU Commission and others, and we will not put up with it.
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