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flimflam

noun a pack of lies, artifice, befooling, bluffing, calculated deception, circumvention, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, dupery, empty talk, enmeshment, ensnarement, fallaciousness, falseness, falsity, fiction, fooling, fraud, illusion, legal fiction, mirage, pretense, prevarication, trickery, trumped-up story, willful misconception
Associated concepts: bunco, confidence games, fraud
See also: bunko, falsification, ruse
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Sure, no one's going to put a gun to her head, but after a nearly two-hour flimflam, the housewife is inevitably going to ask, "So how much does this thing cost?
CURRENCY CAUTION: There seemed to be some tourist-targeted flimflam mery going on during my visit to Buenos Aires, so pay with small bills and watch change given to you by taxi drivers.
Indeed, it features the same venal interests, dirty-pool tactics, and ideological flimflam that make the passage of legislation so grotesque and absorbing.
Republicans briefly contested the Texas flimflam, but then, being Republicans, gave up.
In fact, the subtitle of the next book Charlatan, "the age of flimflam" is misleading because medical flimflam has existed throughout the ages.
Considering his performance in the debates, an annoying salesman from Bain Capital, peddling flimflam economics, vague promises of job creation, whose only firm commitments appear to be against abortion and same-sex marriage.
Based on the reality-television show by the same name, Logothetis' book offers a look inside the mind of either the savior of America's reputation or the greatest flimflam man since Ponzi to cross the Atlantic.
That Wright is a foreigner, and a Kiwi at that, is of little consequence besides getting the right man for the job, he said, adding that it is not a time for flimflam.
Bridesmaid Pippa Middleton's derriere was the surprise hit of the Royal Wedding, prompting a rash of Tweets, Facebook fan sites and assorted flimflam.
Indeed, in her behemothic biography, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Alice Schroeder, citing George Goodman, wrote that Buffett represents] the triumph of straight thinking and high standards over flapdoodle, folly, and flimflam.
It seems the flimflam man was able to go from state to state and rake in the bucks so long as he kept a low profile--and then he met Lucien.
Adelitas" like Berta Robledo, a retired nurse, descended on Iztapalapa walking the precincts day after day to expose the flimflam and support Lopez Obrador's candidate, a local soccer coach everyone knows as "Juanito.