confidence game

noun

US
: a dishonest trick that is done to get someone's money : con

Examples of confidence game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One crucial element to any confidence game is summed up in the 2015 movie Focus with Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Brad Raffensperger, National Review, 17 Jan. 2024 The crooks pursuing these scams are surprisingly adept in the art of the confidence game. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 18 Nov. 2023

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“Confidence game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confidence%20game. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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