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snake oil salesman

Someone who sells, promotes, or is a general proponent of some valueless or fraudulent cure, remedy, or solution. (Can also be formed as "saleswoman" or "salesperson.") I find it hard to believe anyone would fall for those snake oil salesmen on TV selling holistic medicines and therapies. A lot of people have been swayed by the presidential candidate's plan for economic growth, but if you ask me, she sounds like a snake oil saleswoman.
See also: oil, salesman, snake
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This showed that, compared with the photograph of the saleswoman who had been selected as the least attractive, the group who saw the photograph of the most attractive saleswoman experienced significantly stronger feelings of romantic arousal, [M.sub.sexual] = 4.14, [M.sub.nonsexual] = 2.91,p < .001; and sexual arousal, [M.sub.sexual] = 4.33, [M.sub.nonsexual] = 2.85, p < .001; as well as feeling stronger desire for a romantic partner, [M.sub.sexual] = 4.52, [M.sub.nonsexual] = 3.52, p < .01, and to be attractive to attractive women, [M.sub.sexual] = 5.33, [M.sub.nonsexual] = 3.88, p < .001.
However, the saleswoman caught the mother as the security alarms went off when the defendant walked out of the store.
Mitra negotiated 30 percent off the price anyway, arguing with the saleswoman who wouldn't set the suit aside for us.
Lin-Yi, who worked as a saleswoman in a department store for more than ten years, recalled the situation in the early 1970S:
The public voted to kick out the blonde former sex aids saleswoman at the third time of asking and allow Thomas to remain at the purpose-built home.
One saleswoman's guide suggested that "the salesgirls should be cautioned never to point out figure faults to a customer.
And it was on just such a day that I found myself in the clutches of an ambitious saleswoman at a ritzy cosmetics counter in the mall.
Kobayashi, a 35-year-old door-to-door saleswoman for the Japan arm of U.S.
And although the saleswoman was courteous, she spent less than two minutes explaining the differences among the knives and brands.
Their lazy, languid bumps and grinds are just another commercial offering aimed at attracting the highest bidder, and the wonderfully bizarre Rhetta Aleong is the saleswoman. Welcome to Reggie Wilson's A Black Burlesque.
Her early stories introduced a traveling petticoat saleswoman named Emma McChesney, whose adventures are collected in several books, including Emma McChesney & Co.
Summary: Saleswoman slits wrist after learning her lover's mother wanted to get son married
Dubai A saleswoman won her appeal and was cleared of stealing four bras from the store where she worked after her lawyer argued that she had been tricked by her boss into confessing.
The woman, a 29-year-old working as a saleswoman, that she became friends with the defendant through WhatsApp and dated him for some time.
"That being said, the ministry emphasizes the necessity of offering rest spaces for female employees in order to guarantee a suitable working environment for them." Dalal Kki, a Saudi businesswoman and member of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), pointed out that several malls in Riyadh lacked basic spaces for saleswoman to rest in.