put (something) over on (one)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put something over on someone

 and put one over on someone
to play a trick on someone; to deceive someone with something. We really put one over on the teacher and boy, was he mad. I'm too observant. You can't put anything over on me.
See also: on, over, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put over on

v.
To communicate something to someone, especially in order to deceive: He tried to put a lie over on me, but I wasn't fooled.
See also: on, over, put
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

put something over on

To deceive, cheat, or trick.
See also: on, over, put, something
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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