to pull the wool over one's eyes
/pˈʊl ðə wˈʊl ˌoʊvɚ wˈʌnz ˈaɪz/
to hide the truth from someone and make them believe something that is not true
to bend / stretch the truth
/bˈɛnd stɹˈɛtʃ ðə tɹˈuːθ/
to not be completely truthful about something by changing or omitting some facts
to blow smoke
/blˈoʊ smˈoʊk/
to try to deceive a person by doing or saying something that misleads or confuses them
Canterbury tale
/kˈæntɚbˌɛɹi tˈeɪl/
a story, explanation, or excuse that is hard to believe
to cook the books
/kˈʊk ðə bˈʊks/
to illegally change the financial records of a company or organization for personal gain
snow job
/snˈoʊ dʒˈɑːb/
an attempt to persuade someone to do or believe something using deception or flattery
hook, line, and sinker
/hˈʊk lˈaɪn ænd sˈɪŋkɚ/
used for emphasizing how easily a person is fooled or deceived
to throw dust in one's eyes
/θɹˈoʊ dˈʌst ɪn wˈʌnz ˈaɪz/
to provide someone with false, altered, or misleading information
to worm sth out of sb
/wˈɜːm ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ˌaʊɾəv ˌɛsbˈiː/
to make someone reveal information by questioning them repeatedly or cleverly
to take sb for a ride
/tˈeɪk ˌɛsbˈiː fɚɹɚ ɹˈaɪd/
to deceive a person, often in order to steal their money
to smell a rat
/smˈɛl ɐ ɹˈæt/
to begin to feel that there might be something wrong or dishonest about a situation
monkey business
/mˈʌnki bˈɪznəs/
behavior that is mischievous, dishonest, or unacceptable
(as) crooked as a dog's hind leg
/æz kɹˈʊkɪd æz ɐ dˈɑːɡz hˈaɪnd lˈɛɡ/
used to refer to a person who behaves in an untrustworthy or deceitful way
to lead sb up / down the garden path
/lˈiːd ˌɛsbˈiː ˌʌp dˌaʊn ðə ɡˈɑːɹdən pˈæθ/
to make a person believe something that is not true
bait and switch
/bˈeɪt ænd swˈɪtʃ/
a deceptive marketing tactic where a product or service is advertised at a low price to attract customers, but is then substituted for a more expensive or inferior option
smoke and mirrors
/smˈoʊk ænd mˈɪɹɚz/
a situation where something seems impressive or important, but is actually just a distraction from something else
to pull a fast one
/pˈʊl ɐ fˈæst wˌʌn/
to cheat someone in a clever and often unexpected way
free lunch
/fɹˈiː lˈʌntʃ/
something that appears free but actually costs something in a hidden or indirect way
a person who imitates the actions, clothes, ideas, etc. of someone else
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