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gambit

noun

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a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
  • I couldn't tell whether her earlier poor-mouthing had been sincere or just a gambit to get me to pick up the dinner check

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“Gambit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gambit. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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