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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In the Third Avenue Theatre version, Flimflammer and Wayside sing "Two Bold Bad Men.
They were flimflammers of tourists, wildcat miners, cigar makers without the white label, carriers of baskets on poles, cubic air breathers, miscegenists, landsquatters and landlords without deeds, kangaroo jurists, medical and legal practitioners without degrees, unconvertible pagans and heathens, gamblers with God and one another, aliens unqualifiable for citizenship, unrelated communalists and crowders into single-family dwellings, dwellers and gamblers in the backs of stores, restauranteurs and launderers who didn't pass health inspection, droppers of garbage into other people's cans, payers and takers of less than minimum wage .