old army game

noun

Definition of old army game

1 : a game or device whereby an inexperienced or unwary person is fleeced or victimized used especially from time to time of various gambling games (as craps, poker, blackjack)
2 : the practice of shifting responsibility to another especially when faced with an unpleasant situation

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“Old army game.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20army%20game. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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