flim-flam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v flim-flam deceive somebody "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flim-flam flim′-flam a trick.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed like skimble-skamble, whim-wham, &c.

Usage

In literature:

As to the manner of my fall, that was concealed from me in favour to him who had been the occasion, and other flim-flams were invented.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
But I didn't know you'd get flim-flammed out o' your boots.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Don't flim-flam me, boys.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
He took the same delight in employing them in his works as he did flim-flams, flub-dubs, and catamarans.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
Gaydon has a great deal of observation and common sense, and was never plagued with a flim-flam of fancies.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
I wonder you can put such flim-flams upon us, Sir: I do, I do.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864" by Various
And to flim-flam my own people with it, too!
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
He was content to laugh, and let the hour go past in such flim-flams of criticism and persiflage.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
You can't flim-flam me, dad, and you ought to know it.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
What's the use of buying tinsel and flim-flam when you're eating milk gravy to save butter and using salt sacks for handkerchiefs?
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
Come noo, ye tidna see anny, and it was a chust flim-flam and mak'-believe.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
Even if you get hold of something good, them dam-robber government sharks will flim-flam you out of it.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
After Mr. Tresham's flim-flams, my words be only muddling folly.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It's all flim-flam, Austin.
"The Great Miss Driver" by Anthony Hope
It's up to you to develop a plan to flim-flam that bunch of fool doctors.
"The Triumph of Virginia Dale" by John Francis, Jr.
I'm going with the 'Flim-Flams.
"A Woman of Genius" by Mary Austin
For "none of your scatterbrained, romantical flim-flam for me," said he.
"Lawrence Clavering" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
Undreamed-of was the soft, seductive game of flim-flam.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
For "none of your scatterbrained, romantical flim-flam for me," said he.
"The Churches of Paris" by S. Sophia Beale
I wonder you can put such flim flams upon us, Sir; I do, I do.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
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In news:

Bishop says sorry for calling royal wedding a 'flim- flam .
Obama's tax hike flim- flam .
Romney's jobs plan revealed to be flim- flam .
Romney-Ryan become flim- flam ticket in regards to federal budget.
The Anson County Sheriff's Office continues to warn citizens of fraud and flim- flam scams that are reported regularly to the Sheriff's Office.
Bishop says sorry for calling royal wedding a ' flim-flam .
Obama's tax hike flim-flam .
Romney's jobs plan revealed to be flim-flam .
Romney-Ryan become flim-flam ticket in regards to federal budget.
The Keystone XL flim-flam .
The Anson County Sheriff's Office continues to warn citizens of fraud and flim-flam scams that are reported regularly to the Sheriff's Office.
"Anything remotely similar to what I've just described is 100 percent fraud and flim-flam ," Sheriff Allen said.
Most of the time, I like to write about a flim-flam once and move on.
A flim-flam scammer gets away with a $1,000 from the Daphne.
Songbird takes the Flim Flam's spot.
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