One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they've been trying to put one over on us and they won't get away with it’
deceive, trick, hoodwink, mislead, lead astray, delude, fool, take in, dupe, outwit, steal a march on, throw off the scent, put on the wrong track
pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, take for a ride, con, bamboozle, lead up the garden path, slip something over on, sell a pup to
North American give someone a bum steer
Australian pull a swifty on
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