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a fast one

1. A trick, deception, or practical joke. Typically used in the phrase "pull a fast one." It turns out that the supposed alien visitors people had been seeing were just a bunch of teenagers pulling a fast one on the town. I've got a great plan to pull a fast one on the school for April Fools' Day. The fake article had been in print in the renowned scientific journal for more than a week before its author revealed that he had pulled a fast one.
2. vulgar slang An instance of sexual intercourse intentionally conducted in a short period of time; a "quickie." Yeah, we had sex, but it wasn't some big romantic thing—it was just a fast one.
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fast one

a clever and devious trick. (Compare this with pull a fast one.) That was a fast one. I didn't know you were so devious. This was the last fast one like that you'll ever catch me with.
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fast one

1. n a fast act of sex; a quickie; a quick one. I think we’ve got time for a fast one!
2. n. a fast or quickly performed activity, such as eating or drinking something. Here’s a tavern. You got time for a fast one?
3. n. a clever and devious trick. (see also pull a fast one.) That was a fast one. I didn’t know you were so devious.
See also: fast, one

pull a fast one, to

To execute an unfair trick. This slangy Americanism dates from about 1920. A. Gilbert was one of many popular novelists to use it (Death Against the Clock, 1958): “Mad to think they can pull a fast one.”
See also: fast, pull
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What really worries me about cross-cultural training is the possibility that foreigners may be playing a fast one on us.
The union claims the council is pulling a fast one to balance its books.
Having cleared up the facts, I would now like to deal with the contention made by Mr Howell that 'you can bet your bottom dollar if it had been Caerphilly who were accused of pulling a fast one they would be docked the three points.
If you truly want to thwart sex norms, don't pull a fast one on your blameless privates.
Better still, you can just pull a fast one over your computer.
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But rather than pulling a fast one, Pedersen thought team-mate Yakubu had nudged the ball.
Is it sexist or is the Government pulling a fast one so the unemployment figures go down?
It appears he only says and does the things that he thinks will win him the next General Election, and in this case pull a fast one on David Cameron.
LIKE a gangly Columbo, Matt Allwright is always out to save the day, pitting his shambolic charm against slick salesmen trying to pull a fast one.
MICHAEL RUTTER has pulled a fast one on the team who dumped him last season by setting the quickest test time in Spain.
Scheming Sadie also pulls a fast one over Home Farm, stealing it from under Rodney's nose.
MICROSOFT have been accused of trying to pull a fast one to dodge legal action.
The collisions occur "when a slow CME is expelled before a fast one from the same general region on the sun," says Gopalswamy.