diddle (someone) out of (something)

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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 someone out of something

to cheat someone into giving up something. The boys diddled the old man out of a few bucks. He was diddled out of his last dime.
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diddle something out of someone

Sl. to get something from someone by deception. We diddled about forty bucks out of the old lady who runs the candy shop. They diddled Larry's last dime out of him.
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