the old switcheroo

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the old switcheroo

slang A surprising, unexpected, or deceptive swap, change, variation, or reversal. "Old" is sometimes stylized as "ol'." The politician had been campaigning for months against the legislation, only to pull the old switcheroo and start putting her support behind it at the last minute. Wait a minute, you're Lisa, not Linda! Ah, you've pulled the ol' switcheroo on Grandpa.
See also: old, switcheroo
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Theme", "What's a Thingamajig Again?", "Thingamajig", "Batter Up", "Jackie", "Time with Tina", "8000 Ft.", "Duck Ellington", "The Ol' Switcheroo", "Pockets", "Til There Was You", "Goodnight My Love", "Fun's Just Begun", and "When I Grow Up".
Playing for laughs whenever possible, undercutting Michael Douglas's beleaguered White Man with Dennis Miller's sleazoid Wise Guy and (best of all) packing every corner of the film with women who are simply more interesting than the men, Levinson and Attanasio have turned the dumb, polemical premise of Crichton's book into that harmless staple of pop moviemaking, the ol' switcheroo. I would like to think that the accompanying spectacle--in which editorialists have solemnly pondered what this movie might tell us about sexual harassment--must have represented a temporary overflow of credulity, brought on by the annual debate over the ontological status of Santa Claus.
Ah, the ol' switcheroo. Students in Pennsylvania's Plum Borough School District were tricked into eating more healthfully.