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shell game

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an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value
  • it's amazing how intelligent people fall for that investment-fund shell game

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The first known use of shell game was in 1890

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“Shell game.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shell%20game. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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