confidence game


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confidence game

n. the obtaining of money from others through trick or swindle, generally by gaining the victim's trust and confidence. (See: swindle)

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" This is a confidence game. I will need to take all the chances that come my way; make the makeable putts and be mentally ready to bite the bullet, when I need to."
Football is a confidence game, and Newcastle are lacking it at the moment.
By the standards of bank chief executives Mr Cryan is a straight talker (he dared declare in November that his bonus didn't make him work harder) but even he had to play the confidence game -- banks are only ever rock solid when people believe them to be so.
Young Ralls, energetic and influential, is growing in confidence game by game, while next to him the superb Gunnarsson is a willing carrier who provided a platform going forward.
"Football is a massive confidence game, and I don't think anyone would be flying with confidence if they were struggling to win matches.
The fear expressed by Al-Homayed were anticipated over a year ago by Jonathan Spyer in Confidence Game: Losing American Support, the Gulf States Scramble, which was published in the December 2013 issue of The Tower Magazine:
He notices her stealing watches from married men at the hotel bar, so he's less than surprised when she lures him upstairs and attempts to pull a classic confidence game, in which an accomplice claiming to be her husband bursts in to find them in flagrante delicto.
"Football is a confidence game and we may have been a little low on it but I don't think there's ever been any doubt about what we can do as a team.
"They are gaining confidence game after game and doing really well for the team and, obviously, we want to encourage them to build on those displays.
said that tech is a confidence game and if there is no confidence in the company, the company won't sell gear.
Confidence Game is one of these, centering on a particular episode that serves as a microcosm that illustrates the whole.