hoodwink (someone) out of (something)

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hoodwink (someone) out of (something)

To trick or con someone into doing something. "Hoodwink" originally meant to blindfold someone. Mom, this guy's a total crook who's already hoodwinked people out of tons of money.
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hoodwink someone out of something

Fig. to get something away from someone by deception. Are you trying to hoodwink me out of my money? Max tried to hoodwink the old lady out of all her money.
See also: hoodwink, of, out