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flimflam

Synonyms and Antonyms of flimflam

1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end

  • giving the new guy at work her cell phone number—"in case of an emergency"—was just a flimflam to pique his romantic interest
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sleight of hand

2 an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value

  • just the latest Internet flimflam to get e-mail recipients to reveal bank account numbers and other personal information
Synonyms of flimflam

bunco (or bunko), con, fiddle [chiefly British], fraud, gyp, hustle, scam, shell game, sting, swindle

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flimflam

Synonyms and Antonyms of flimflam

to rob by the use of trickery or threats

  • everyone likes to think that they're too smart to be flimflammed by anyone
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Phrases Synonymous with flimflam

sell a bill of goods to, take for a ride, take to the cleaners


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