One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a sheep's fleece’
wool, coat, hair, fur, pelt
1‘the traders are notorious for fleecing tourists’
swindle, cheat, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull
exploit, take advantage of, victimize
do, diddle, rip off, con, bamboozle, rob, shaft, sting, have, bilk, rook, gyp, finagle, flimflam, put one over on, pull a fast one on, take for a ride, lead up the garden path, sell down the river, pull the wool over someone's eyes
North American sucker, snooker, goldbrick, gouge, stiff, give someone a bum steer
Australian pull a swifty on
British dated rush
archaic cozen, chicane, sell
rare illude, mulct
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