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snow job

A form of manipulation that involves lying or flattery to persuade someone. He laid the compliments on her so thick, it was surprising that she couldn't see that it was nothing more than a snow job.
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snow job

a systematic deception; a deceptive story that tries to hide the truth. You can generally tell when a student is trying to do a snow job. This snow job you call an explanation just won't do.
See also: job, snow

snow job

An effort to deceive, persuade, or overwhelm with insincere talk. For example, Peter tried to give the officer a snow job about an emergency at the hospital but he got a speeding ticket all the same . This slangy expression, originating in the military during World War II, presumably alludes to the idiom snow under.
See also: job, snow

snow job

n. a systematic deception. You can generally tell when a student is trying to do a snow job.
See also: job, snow
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It was a snow job that blanketed Gillette Stadium yesterday.
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That, and all the hype about the Winter Games, which CBS and TNT has honorably tried to inflate all week, is nothing but a snow job, chock full of filler and byproduct from Martha Stewart trying on a kimono to shots of someone practicing figure skating, and then missing events like Tuesday's downhill victory by Picabo Street because it came after CBS went off the air.
Despite the blizzard of appeals coming from Death Row, it is important that the public not let the snow job blind them to a fundamental truth: Some crimes are so heinous as to warrant the death penalty.
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He does this with an honest, sincere, and "naked passion," visualizing, in a parable, a judge who orders everyone in the courtroom to take off their clothes because "I'm [the judge] sick up to here with all the cover-ups and snow jobs I get from fancy Brooks Brothers pin-striped suits.
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