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con job

n. an act of deception. This is not an annual report! It’s a con job!
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This book will interest readers who want to know more about Madoff's massive con job and its impact.
But before he turns over a new leaf Shiva decides to carry out one last con job.
This ingenious 1995 thriller about a group of low-rent villains getting their strings pulled by an unseen, diabolical crime boss did an impressive con job on the audience too, sucker-punching them with one of the most celebrated movie twists of all time.
What's not so well-known are the ways to spot a potential con job.
Coventry's Clive Owen is now fully established as a Hollywood leading man and has been busy making THE INTERNATIONAL (15), in which he plays an Interpol agent trying to expose a corrupt bank, and DUPLICITY, in which he and Julia Roberts are spies pulling off the ultimate con job on their bosses.
The signs are amassing that Barack Obama put a political con job over on the American people.
He quite rightly wants to sort out the con job over prison sentences which short-changes and insults the victims of crime.
He is proposing a con job on ordinary working Americans--a bait-and-switch game on a grand scale--in which the payroll taxes they paid into Social Security over many years will now be diverted to other purposes, including the generous tax reductions G.
That con job doesn't wash any longer and unionists aren't prepared to continue with an allinclusive executive.
Their titular head is Sky Masterson, who pulls a con job on Salvation Army worker Sarah Brown but ends up falling in love with her.
At the same time we're reassessing the central action involving a poker game and a con job circulating around the table, we're also wondering how Probst -- host of the first two seasons of "Survivor" -- was able to find the time to develop, write and direct his first movie.
His sponsors, sensing a con job, pulled out and even though the Web site is now up and running, law suits are flying thick and fast.
WTCONC is about agreements and betrayals, unreasonable promises scrawled in vanishing ink into a fraudulent social contract, the art of the con job on a massive scale.
Charles Rappaport, president of the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives, representing over 700 member condos and co-ops in Class II said "It's a real con job.