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flimflam n : a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting] [also: flimflamming, flimflammed]

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  1. To swindle or cheat

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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