Several employees indicated that they felt they had been sandbagged and were considering filing complaints.
"Central Florida Top Recruits coach Keiwan Ratliff acknowledged that a few teams were likely sandbagging during Saturday's pool play in the IMG Regional 7-on-7 tournament." From an article by Corey Long in the Orlando Sentinel, April 21, 2013
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In the 19th century, the verb "sandbag" began to be used to describe the act of bludgeoning someone with a small, sand-filled baga tactic employed by ruffians, usually as a prelude to robbing their victims. The verb went on to develop metaphorical extensions, such as "to coerce by crude means." By the 1940s, it was being used of a strategy in which a poker player with a good hand bets weakly, in order to draw other players into holding on to their hands and raising the bet. The use of "sandbag" has since evolved to refer to a general strategy of playing down one's position in order to gain some sort of advantage.
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