up to one's (old) tricks

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Definition of up to one's (old) tricks

informal
: doing the kind of dishonest things that one has done in the past

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“Up to one's (old) tricks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20to%20one%27s%20%28old%29%20tricks. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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