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snake oil salesman

Someone who sells, promotes, or is a general proponent of some valueless or fraudulent cure, remedy, or solution. (Can also be formed as "snake oil saleswoman" if referring to a woman, or "salesperson" to be gender neutral.) I find it hard to believe anyone would fall for those snake oil salesmen on TV selling holistic medicines and therapies. A lot of people have been swayed by the presidential candidate's plan for economic growth, but if you ask me, she sounds like a snake oil saleswoman.
See also: oil, salesman, snake

no salesman will call

a phrase indicating that no salesman will visit or contact you if you make an inquiry about a product. All inquiries are confidential and no salesman will call.
See also: call, no, salesman, will
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Our work with the Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers in Dallas is a great example of employee engagement and of providing tools to educate our next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
You'll need some salesmanship and coaching ability but it's worth the effort.
And despite Ronald Reagan's skillful salesmanship, trickle-down economics is no populist coup.
For example, we want our brokers to be expert in the costs and mechanics of building out space, the affects of a lease on the corporate balance sheet, the intricacies of bankruptcy law, the mechanics of real estate calculations and the techniques of successful salesmanship.
When it came time to start his own business, that salesmanship helped him parlay his $1,000 investment-the minimum required to incorporate under Texas law-into an empire.
DALLAS -- Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers and Brittney Titus, intern at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, were named Agency of the Year and Intern of the Year as part of the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program (CSJP).
Applying salesmanship discipline can shape you to be a prolific and effective salesman.
Why I'm proud to be from Britain I HOPE that those people who frequently knock the monarchy and have condemned the Jubilee celebrations observed the marvellous piece of salesmanship put over by the Queen and her husband this week.
8 million in sales, successfully stitched together a collection of profitable domestic and import franchises by using master salesmanship and a methodic approach.
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Apply Salesmanship discipline for increase sales results in Salesmanship Training Program on August 15, 2017 at AIM Conference Center, Makati City, PH.
This teaches them a lot in terms of salesmanship,'' said Diane Hewitt, sales manager for the San Gorgonio Council, which covers the Inland Empire.
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers -- $30,000 for its program to treat childhood depression using competency-based family therapy;
Apply Salesmanship principles and techniques to win and keep customers.
Some top Democrats said the only wake-up call the party received, however, was one to energize its message and improve its salesmanship, while keeping its ideology exactly the same.