skin game

skin game
skin game
Informal a cheating, swindling trick

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  • skin game — /ˈskɪn geɪm/ (say skin gaym) noun Colloquial 1. a dishonest activity, business, etc. 2. a swindle. {skin (def. 16) + game1} …  

  • skin game — noun Date: 1868 a swindling game or trick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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