diddle something out of someone

diddle (someone) out of (something)

slang To trick or deceive someone into relinquishing something. I can't believe that shady salesman diddled you out of hundreds of dollars.
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diddle something out of someone

tv. to get something from someone by deception. We diddled about forty bucks out of the old lady who runs the candy shop.
See also: diddle, of, out, someone, something
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