cheat (one) out of (something)

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cheat (one) out of (something)

To steal or deny one their due property by swindling. That dishonest real estate broker cheated us out of millions.
See also: cheat, of, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cheat someone out of something

to get something from someone by deception. Are you trying to cheat me out of what is rightfully mine? She cheated herself out of an invitation because she lied about her affiliation.
See also: cheat, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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