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A confidence game.
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a swindle in which the swindler, after gaining the victim's confidence, robs the victim by cheating at a gambling game, appropriating funds entrusted for investment, or the like. Also called, Brit.,con′fidence trick`.
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|Noun||1.||con game - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property|
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, con, sting
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
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