flimflam


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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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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam
248) As long as laws are aimed at actions and not motives, any attempt to adjudicate rights based on economic or noneconomic categories will be a mere semantic flimflam.
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.
Witness the high-wealth individuals and funds who lost their money with the flimflam artist Bernard Madoff.
Charlatan; America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam.
com/), and it seems entirely likely that the actual flimflam, in whole or in part, might have been the handiwork of the Coens themselves.
People called me a fraud, a huckster, and a flimflam artist.
Still, Lady Macbeth is wrong about that "human kindness" flimflam.
I have for most of my writing life had little to say that was positive about the Catholic upbringing I received--its mental, emotional, and spiritual tortures, its arbitrary metaphysical flimflam.
This is the core of the Easter message, and if only clerics would say so, we wouldn't have all this supercilious flimflam about the socially deprived.
McLaren struck me as a flimflam man, but the program lets the viewers decide.
It's listening to you and your flattering flimflam that has left me flat.