One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘thousands of investors claimed they had been bilked by his schemes’
swindle, defraud, cheat, fleece, exploit
con, bamboozle, do, diddle, swizzle, sting, rip off, screw, shaft, take for a ride, take to the cleaners, pull a fast one on, put one over on, sell someone a pup, gull, rook, finagle, clip, gyp, skin
North American stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle, sucker, snooker
Australian pull a swifty on
archaic cozen, sharp
rare mulct, do someone in the eye
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