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shell game

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shell game

  1. an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <it's amazing how intelligent people fall for that investment-fund shell game> Synonyms bunco (or bunko), con, fiddle [chiefly British], flimflam, gyp, hustle, scam, fraud, sting, swindleRelated Words cross, fix; Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme; racket, rip-off; thimblerig, three-card monte; device, dodge, gimmick, jig, ploy, scheme, sleight, stratagem, trick, wile; gouging, overcharging, soaking; counterfeit, fake, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham




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