patsy


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patsy

Someone who is an easy target to be scammed, cheated, or otherwise victimized. You need to be careful when people call up claiming to work for your bank. More often than not, they're just fishing for patsies. The CEO had been illegally siphoning funds for years, and he manipulated the paper trail so that his assistant was left as a patsy for the crime.

patsy

(ˈpætsi)
n. a victim of a scam. (see also dupe.) That guy over there looks like a perfect patsy.
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And all the time Watson exposited the way Patsy Horan had done it.
Dogs have to spend two weeks in quarantine when moving countries, but after a week Patsy was struck down by a mystery illness that left her paralysed.
Patsy loses control of his car driving him to the hospital and it plunges into the river.
Reggie Kray, gripped by paranoia, attacked Patsy while the two were banged up together at Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire.
Grainne and Minnie aren't the only foxes Patsy has taken under his wing - the Thomastown man also looked after Henry, named after hurling ace Henry Shefflin.
Michael posted a picture showing him with Caroline and Patsy back in November as they enjoyed lunch at the celebrity hotspot Nobu in Mayfair, central London.
Patsy, 42, seems to be settling in nicely on America's laid back West Coast after revealing in April that she is hanging up her hoop earrings and heading to Tinseltown.
It feels right, somehow, that he should come to the city that inspired his name," says the actress and singer, who was at the Hilton for an Audience With Patsy Kensit.
Talking in Scotland yesterday, Patsy said: "My name was one of those names that rhymed with everything, so I was called Fatsy Patsy.
Patsy, 45, who has starred in Emmerdale, Casualty and Holby City, said: "I just went along as a favour and got the part.
Now a size 8, Patsy told how she was bullied by the tabloids when she reached 111/2 stone on the set of The One and Only in 2002.
The Doctors, Nurses and support staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make Patsy and his family comfortable in his final days.
One day, Patsy is visited by the estranged Marie, renamed Francesca and now a well-known actress.
FAMILY: The happy couple celebrate their big day with Patsy's son and Neal's son and daughter ; ALL SMILES: Patsy and Neal with Patsy's side of the family, left, and below the newlyweds cut the cake ; Pictures by Emma Bramley Photography ; TOGETHER: Neal is joined by his father and brothers ; HAPPY DAY: Patsy and Neal celebrate becoming Mr and Mrs