One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she was jailed for conning her aunt out of £500,000’
swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, fleece, dupe, deceive, rook, exploit, squeeze, milk, bleed
fool, take advantage of, mislead, delude, hoax, hoodwink, bamboozle, string along
do, sting, diddle, fiddle, swizzle, swizz, rip off, take for a ride, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put one over on, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners, bilk, gull, finagle, gazump
North American stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle
archaic cozen, sharp
1‘a public relations con’
swindle, deception, trick, racket, bit of sharp practice, fraud
scam, con trick, sting, gyp, kite, diddle, rip-off, fiddle, swizzle, swizz
North American bunco, boondoggle, hustle, grift
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