pull a fast one


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pull a fast one

Inf. to succeed in an act of deception. She was pulling a fast one when she said she had a headache and went home. Don't try to pull a fast one with me! I know what you're doing.
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pull a fast one (on somebody)

to deceive or trick someone Most people would never suspect that you'd even think of pulling a fast one on them.
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pull a fast one

  (informal)
to successfully deceive someone (often + on ) I paid him for six bottles of champagne, but he pulled a fast one on me and gave me six bottles of cheap wine.
See make a fast buck
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pull a fast one

Also, put over a fast one. Engage in a deceitful practice or play an unfair trick. For example, He pulled a fast one when he gave me that fake employment record, or She tried to put over a fast one, but we found out in time to stop her. [Slang; c. 1920]
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pull a fast one

tv. to outwit or outsmart someone by a clever and timely maneuver. Don’t try to pull a fast one on me.
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pull a fast one

Informal
To play a trick or perpetrate a fraud.
See also: fast, one, pull