put one past (someone)

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put one past (someone)

To fool or deceive someone; to make someone the victim of a prank or hoax. I'm not as naive as I once was, so you won't be putting one past me again! The con man spotted his mark from a mile away, and quickly figured out how he would put one past her.
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The worry for Newcastle is that they're looking extremely fragile once another team has put one past them.
My dad is a West Ham fan so he might be upset if I put one past them on Saturday.
It was the first goal Pompey had conceded in the competition since Plymouth's Chris Clark put one past them at Fratton Park at the same stage a year ago.
I've played against Wolves five or six times, but this is the first time I've put one past them.