flimflam


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Synonyms for flimflam

an act of cheating

to get money or something else from by deceitful trickery

Synonyms for flimflam

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

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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.
According to Guberman, the flimflam is based on scaring companies into believing their certification will not be valid if not accredited by a certain accreditation body (ANAB).
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.
The flimflam and double standards of Netanyahu are clear for everyone to see and need little examination.
Sure, no one's going to put a gun to her head, but after a nearly two-hour flimflam, the housewife is inevitably going to ask, "So how much does this thing cost?
Indeed, it features the same venal interests, dirty-pool tactics, and ideological flimflam that make the passage of legislation so grotesque and absorbing.
In fact, the subtitle of the next book Charlatan, "the age of flimflam" is misleading because medical flimflam has existed throughout the ages.
Considering his performance in the debates, an annoying salesman from Bain Capital, peddling flimflam economics, vague promises of job creation, whose only firm commitments appear to be against abortion and same-sex marriage.
to deal sensibly with problems that often involve evidence, quantitative consideration, logical arguments, and uncertainty; [this is because] without the ability to think critically and independently, citizens are easy prey to dogmatists, flimflam artists, and purveyors of simple solutions to complex problems (Rutherford and Ahlgren 1990).
In an era when flimflam artists abound, people respect Orman, and more important, they know that she is on their side.
34) The verse is too assured in presuming that what it discerns in India is pervasive through all reality: 'Monochrome under her motley, monolith under her flimflam.
While some sycophants may gush that this latest bit of abracadabra won't cost the taxpayers, that feint is illusory flimflam that would embarrass a third-rate bunko artist.
That Wright is a foreigner, and a Kiwi at that, is of little consequence besides getting the right man for the job, he said, adding that it is not a time for flimflam.
Bridesmaid Pippa Middleton's derriere was the surprise hit of the Royal Wedding, prompting a rash of Tweets, Facebook fan sites and assorted flimflam.
It seems the flimflam man was able to go from state to state and rake in the bucks so long as he kept a low profile--and then he met Lucien.