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flimflam

1. verb To deceive, mislead, or trick someone. The word is thought to be of Scandinavian origin. I wish I'd realized that guy was flimflamming me before I gave him the last of my money.
2. noun A trick, fraud, or deception. I suspect those guys are running an elaborate flimflam, that's why they want so much money up front.
3. noun Nonsense or foolishness. Don't listen to that guy—everything he says is flimflam.

a flimflam artist

Someone who acts deceptively and tries to trick people. The word "flimflam" is thought to be of Scandinavian origin. I suspect those guys are flimflam artists, that's why they want so much money up front.
See also: artist, flimflam

flimflam

(ˈflɪmflæm)
1. n. a confidence trick or deception. The whole business sounds like a bit of flimflam to me.
2. n. nonsense; deception. Beware of the flimflam they will try to pull on you.
3. tv. & in. to cheat or deceive (someone). Don’t try to flimflam me. I wasn’t born yesterday, you know.

flimflam artist

n. someone who practices confidence tricks or deceptions on someone else. I don’t trust that flimflam artist at all.
See also: artist, flimflam

flimflam artist

A swindler. Flimflam artist indulged in confidence games in which the victim is persuaded to buy worthless property. These crooks go after bigger game than street hustlers, card sharps, or bait and switchers do because of the time and preparation that their scams require. “Flimflam” has been traced back to a Scandinavian word, although folk etymology has come up with a connection to an early 20th-century New York City law firm of dubious reputation, Flam & Flam.
See also: artist, flimflam
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Typically, FLIM is performed using laser scanning confocal microscopy, which achieves high resolution by scanning a laser beam across a fluorescent sample to form an image.
To verify, on real fluorophores, the performance of the HiLo and RLD methods, we acquired FLIM images from samples with single-exponential fluorescence decay.
Time-gated FLIM acquires different images at different delays according to laser excitation (Figure 1(a)), and thus lifetime images are computed through specific inversion algorithm [17].
Flim not only chronicled what happened to the Dutch Jews and when but also how the Dutch populace responded.
The oral history was, in fact, the key to telling the story of the four underground groups involved in child rescue on which Flim concentrates.
It is an integrated and flexible fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) solution for both HyperScope and VivoScope multiphoton microscopes from Scientifica, allowing users to acquire fluorescence intensity and lifetime images simultaneously in two colour channels.
The statement further read that the trailer reinforces the certainty that this flim is based on erroneous and dubious historical references, adding that the royal family does not wish to be associated with the film that reflects no reality and regrets that Its history has been misappropriated for commercial purposes.
"Can't understand the flim flam over the lions selection.
"No flim flam, dim ailadrodd, dim darnau boring sydd yn neud i chi ddisgyn i gysgu" - dyna addawodd Dave Datblygu i'w ffrind Emyr Glyn Williams pan soniodd ei fod wedi derbyn cais i ysgrifennu ei hunangofiant.
The fans are clamouring for some hint of genuine progress and results, not the spin and propaganda grease that oils the wheels of the flim flam machine.
He was planning to call the promises 'flim flammery' and say that previous Tory governments should have won a Nobel Prize for waste.
ANY TIME the Americans want to make a flim set in Ireland they seem to stick to a set formula.
Also introduced is the Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), a tool to measure ion concentrations, intracellular signal transduction, Fluorescence Resonant Energy Transfer (FRET), membrane potential, and more using time correlated single- photon counting technology.
The former's Smells Like Teen Spirit received a fairly linear treatment on disc, but has now moved towards a fully dismantled state, while the latter's Flim prances along with pastoral grace, King mimicking the sound of ruptured electrobeats by scraping and beating unlikely parts of his kit.
Tenders are invited for Supply and Installation of Live Cell Confocal system containing high sensitivity detector along with FLIM module.