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confidence trick

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconfidence trickˈconfidence ˌtrick noun [countable]  TRICK/DECEIVEa dishonest trick played on someone in order to get their money syn conconfidence trickster noun [countable]
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confidence trickA professional golfer tries to pull off a confidence trick against his own body.Being the host with the most was essential to Archer's confidence trick.
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