con (someone) out of (something)

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con (someone) out of (something)

To obtain something from someone through deception. I can't believe that shady salesman conned you out of hundreds of dollars. I'm confident that we can con that sweet old lady out of her diamond necklace.
See also: con, of, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

con someone out of something

to trick someone out of money or something of value. Anne conned her little sister out of her allowance. Dave conned me out of my autographed baseball.
See also: con, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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