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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Meanwhile, David and Alicia are dodging flying crockery when Leyla finds out she's been diddled out of a PS70,000 inheritance.
Meanwhile, David and Alicia are dodging flying crockery when Leyla finds out she's LOVE been diddled out of a PS70,000 inheritance.
They appear miffed that he's not actually dead and that they've been diddled out of their free wake.
A few weeks ago, I was mildly irritated to have been diddled out of pounds 45 by a seller on eBay.
Steven, who played for Marseille in the 1991-92 season, said: "If you ask anyone from that era there is a feeling we were diddled out of it.
It would almost be worth it to see what any of the current 'big four' would make of being diddled out of Champion's League football (and there's another one, rule fans) by Wigan.
Walsall is about to be diddled out of the Metro line.
And when he discovers he's been diddled out of the ailing vet's practice, Matthew is, quite literally, as sick as a parrot.