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*phony as a three-dollar bill

 and *queer as a three-dollar bill
phony; bogus. (*Also: as ~.) This guy's as phony as a three-dollar bill. The whole deal stinks. It's as queer as a three-dollar bill.
See also: bill, phony

(as) phony as a three-dollar bill

and (as) queer as a three-dollar bill
mod. phony; bogus. The whole deal stinks. It’s as queer as a three-dollar bill. Stay away from him. He’s phony as a three-dollar bill.
See also: bill, phony

phony as a three-dollar bill

See also: bill, phony


1. mod. bogus; fake. This money looks phony to me.
2. n. someone or something bogus. Look here, you phony, get out of my office!
3. n. a phone call where the caller hangs up the minute the telephone is answered. No one was on the telephone. It was just a phony.
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Roberts contracted Miami, Florida-based product management services leader Innovation Direct[TM] to represent the Phony Fisherman to potential licensees for a 2 year period.
They happened to be in the store returning another watch, worth $2,800, that they allegedly purchased earlier using the phony card, Balian said.
According to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden Brown, the defendants pleaded guilty to charges that they produced a phony Liberty Mutual Auto insurance card and a phony State Farm Insurance Card.
The German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 provoked Britain and France to declare war on Germany; however, the rescue of Poland was impossible, and their heavyweight combat with Germany did not commence for eight months, an interval known as "the Phony War.
The evidence provided in support of gay marriage has been shown to be phony.
Phony letters have been a concern, more or less, for several years.
Eleven Georgia teachers were found to have received phony degrees from Saint Regis University in Liberia, a diploma mill that sells college degrees for little to no coursework.
Most people assume that firewalls or general security software--or even turning off cookies--will shield their identities from Websites; you may even put a phony name in your browser.
The rings, which operated out of Queens and Nassau counties, engaged in a wide-ranging conspiracy to submit phony personal injury claims to insurance carriers using the personal information of accident victims, according to the state's attorney general's office.
Everyone knew the phony war would not last, so preparations for war (particularly in England) were started in earnest.
Diploma mills that grant phony college degrees have been around ever since the advent of mail-order schemes and ads on matchbook covers.
Through phony loan applications filed during 1998 and 1999, he netted $160,000 in personal income.
What he is proposing is nothing new; it's the same phony ecumenism that has been going on for more than 30 years.
Sharp and often devious minds soon figured out how to rig the system to their benefit--by manipulating prices, making phony trades to simulate real market activity, and moving power around to avoid price caps.