put something over on


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put (something) over on (one)

To fool or deceive one with some trick; to make one the victim of a prank or hoax. Nice try—you have to get up pretty early in the morning to put a prank like that over on me! She figured out about halfway through the phone call that the man on the other end was trying to put a con over on her.
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put something over on

To deceive, cheat, or trick.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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