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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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"A thoughtful sceptic, enemy of hucksterism and paranormal flimflam, and gifted magician.
Trump belongs in a carnival, the consummate flimflam man.
Heads should have rolled at NOAA and NASA over this fraud, but no such luck; they would return again and again to serve up more AGW flimflam, as we will see below.
I wonder how much "uncle" was paid for that bit of flimflam? And of course, the prison guard took great delight in giving the game away, which I found a little sad.
But when one digs beneath the flimflam and the verbal pledges -- with the exception of a joint missile defence system and a promise that deliveries of US weapons would be fast-tracked -- the recent Camp David Summit delivered few tangible benefits.
But when one digs beneath the flimflam and the verbal pledges, the recent Camp David Summit delivered few tangible benefits.
"He breached patients' trust in his flimflam scheme," she said.
Thus, with a swish and flick, I can levitate a feather quill at Scribbulus, light all the lamps and chandeliers in Flimflam's Lanterns window, and use a Silencing Charm to quiet the maddening song of the Fwooper bird at Magical Menagerie.
The losing pitcher was Clay Buchholz, the Red Sox flighty righty who has turned into a flimflam artist, the master of bait and switch marketing.
Much of the promised financial bonanza is never delivered because the partnership between the state and the gambling industry is a flimflam played on the public.
Orphaned at an early age, he is apprenticed to an itinerant barber surgeon (Stellan Skarsgard), the medieval equivalent of a snake oil salesman, flimflam man, and healer all rolled into one.
Using the call to end hypocrisy, he accused the EU states of being pro-Palestinian, as if this were a criminal act, on a par say, with the Americans being "pro-Israeli." The flimflam and double standards of Netanyahu are clear for everyone to see and need little examination.