confidence game


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a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

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This means we can accept Confidence Game as comfortable bed-time reading, and have sweet dreams afterwards.
With the understanding that money is tight - and money too is a confidence game - here's a quick to do list: Put the plan in writing, flesh it out, label it an economic plan, and then get new economy business leaders to sign on and endorse it.
You want consumer confidence to rise, then stop the confidence game that exporting jobs and basically becoming the world's middle man is a benefit to everyday Americans.
Running a con, or confidence game, is fairly straightforward: gain the trust of your targets and persuade them to want to give you something you want, like money or information.
He said: "Football is very much a confidence game and the lads are enjoying it at the moment.
Football is a confidence game and we have footballers whose main assets are playing and passing.
He said: "Rugby is a massive confidence game but if you are feeling confident in yourself then you cant wait for the next game and because of the fact that there is so much quality around me I have to be pretty confident that I can do well
AN ANCIENT CONFIDENCE GAME played by officials of the Bureau of Land Management and real estate developers involves agreements to trade public lands for private ones.
Cricket is very much a confidence game and that part of things is getting better.
In particular, it dramatizes the impossibility to determine the origin of a sequence of events even when, contrary to common sense, that sequence turns out to have been predetermined, as is the case with the confidence game called "The Spanish Prisoner.
If it sounds a bit like a confidence game, that may be because it's public confidence that gives money value in the first place.
I am writing to respond to the dismissive review of my new book Weasels and Wisemen: Ethics and Ethnicity in the Work of David Mamet ("The Confidence Game," Nov.
One does not need to go so far as to argue that central bankers are like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike against the onslaught of stateless money as Steven Solomon does in his book The Confidence Game (Simon and Schuster, 1995) to recognize that the international financial system has changed.