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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishployploy /plɔɪ/ noun [countable]  WAY/METHODa clever and dishonest way of tricking someone so that you can get an advantage His usual ploy is to pretend he’s ill.ploy to do something a smart ploy to win votes
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ployIt is a ploy, but he had good reason to believe it would be an effective one.He's not really ill, it's just a ploy to make us feel sorry for him.The religious element of their election campaign was a cynical ploy.Why give her the satisfaction of knowing her ploy had succeeded?But his main ploy was to portray Weld as a friend of the rich eager to reduce educational opportunities for ordinary citizens.A neat marketing ploy, and a good way of interesting children in aviation.Using government subsidies to increase local authority rents is not a new ploy.Certainly Mosley's constant harping on the theme of left-wing intimidation was a fairly effective recruiting ploy throughout the 1930s.The ploy didn't work.This ploy should give the stockmarket a boost.ploy to do somethingThis isn't a ploy to be recommended.This may have been coincidence or, as we noted earlier, a deliberate ploy to enhance his own standing.He claims it is a deliberate ploy to squeeze out weaker brokers.Use every ploy to project my reality in defence of my choices.This is a good ploy to get the children to shout loud but then to contain the noise within the call.Apple's altruism was also labelled as a smart ploy to introduce the nation's youngsters to its products.
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