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flimflam

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Definition of FLIMFLAM

1
a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <giving the new guy at work her cell phone number—in case of an emergency—was just a flimflam to pique his romantic interest>
2
an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <just the latest Internet flimflam to get e-mail recipients to reveal bank account numbers and other personal information>
Synonyms bunco (or bunko), con, fiddle [chiefly British], flimflam, gyp, hustle, scam, shell game, sting, swindle

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