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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 "snake oil saleswoman" if referring to a woman, or "salesperson" to be gender neutral.) 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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The Brextremist elite hate experts and the truth because facts destroy the poisonous moonshine these snake oil salesmen and women peddle.
He said: "My Lord O'Donnell has said that we're snake oil salesmen and he was cabinet secretary up until 2011 and in 2010 George Osborne, then chancellor, set up the Office for Budget Responsibility.
Hopefully, there will be more train-robbing and last stands this time than there are snake oil salesmen escort missions.
However, in the absence of full clinical testing, these bills will allow snake oil salesmen to sell unproven and scientifically dubious therapies to desperate patients.
Next month we have the grotesque position that Labour voters need to vote in their millions to keep two snake oil salesmen like Cameron and Osborne in Downing Street ?
I appeal to everyone to vote against this collection of spivs, conmen and snake oil salesmen and take our country back into British ownership to be run by elected representatives not unelected commissioners who we cannot get rid of no matter how hopeless they are at their jobs.
Wagner exclaimed to the attendees, adding that financial advisors "are not snake oil salesmen.
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The snake oil salesmen were thwarted through a disruption in information.
An extraordinary tour that focuses on eyebrow-raising historic moments, from snake oil salesmen who founded the best-known soda brands to how carbonated soft drinks flourished during Prohibition, aided Presidential candidates in their electoral battles, even influenced written laws.
Despite a multitude of data that continually eviscerates the pseudo-science behind manmade warming, illustrating again that the Earth has gone through natural cycles since its very genesis, climate-change snake oil salesmen continue to ignore real science to pursue their political agenda of exploiting heartfelt environmental concerns for profit and power.
The album cover harkens back to the posters of the snake oil salesmen and traveling side shows of late 19th century America.
The snake oil salesman, a self-proclaimed doctor and self-proclaimed celebrated healer, hawks his wares, as snake oil salesmen do, knowing that his potion would not cure any ailments except that of his empty wallet.
Like snake oil salesmen out to flog bad medicine, Cameron and Clegg left Downing Street yesterday morning with a million people's jobs and hopes trailing in their wake.