fast one


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  • noun

Synonyms for fast one

a cunning or deceitful action or device

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The dog had only had a sprint trial around Wimbledon, albeit a very fast one, but a planned fourbend spin at Shelbourne has been scrapped.
They have a Doctor on premises with an optician and all the equipment necessary to provide a fast one day service on all prescriptions.
MERCURY regular Syd Vaughan is in danger of pulling a fast one when he suggests that weary train drivers don't get transport home, yet police officers might.
Although Smith feels the turning track might not be ideal, he said: "It's a right-handed track for him, and it is a fast one.
The pool was a fast one, very good to use, and the whole event was very well organised.
Organizers of this "San Fernando Valley" event (which is actually being held in Saugus) were seemingly pulling a fast one.
But the House of Representatives [this summer] pulled a fast one on a public that overwhelmingly favors gun locks.
The period for which the latter calibration was made happened to be an exceptionally fast one.
It appears the California Air Resources Board tried to pull a fast one in authorizing their fast lane standards before the EPA issued its regulations," said Talent.
Architecture and urban planning are sluggish; the crisis offers instant models of transformation where everyday urban situations that we saw at a low speed can suddenly be seen at a fast one.
This movie, however, pulls a fast one on the audience.
In addition to monetary contributions, the priests fast one day a week and hold weekly Masses to pray for healing the pain that sexual abuse has caused.
What really worries me about cross-cultural training is the possibility that foreigners may be playing a fast one on us.
The union claims the council is pulling a fast one to balance its books.
Having cleared up the facts, I would now like to deal with the contention made by Mr Howell that 'you can bet your bottom dollar if it had been Caerphilly who were accused of pulling a fast one they would be docked the three points.