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snow job

A form of manipulation that involves lying or flattery to persuade someone. He laid the compliments on her so thick, it was surprising that she couldn't see that it was nothing more than a snow job.
See also: job, snow

snow job

a systematic deception; a deceptive story that tries to hide the truth. You can generally tell when a student is trying to do a snow job. This snow job you call an explanation just won't do.
See also: job, snow

snow job

An effort to deceive, persuade, or overwhelm with insincere talk. For example, Peter tried to give the officer a snow job about an emergency at the hospital but he got a speeding ticket all the same . This slangy expression, originating in the military during World War II, presumably alludes to the idiom snow under.
See also: job, snow

a snow job

mainly AMERICAN
A snow job is an attempt to deceive someone by telling many lies or by giving praise that is not sincere. Critics say a vast public relations snow job has been launched to convince the public of the need for the project.
See also: job, snow

a ˈsnow job

(American English, informal) an attempt to deceive somebody or to persuade them to support something by telling them things that are not true, or by praising them too much: That guy gave me a real snow job. If I’d known the truth I never would have given him the money.
See also: job, snow

snow job

n. a systematic deception. You can generally tell when a student is trying to do a snow job.
See also: job, snow
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No one is buying it - that is, unless, Mayor Kitty Piercy holds another one of her grass-roots education forums to attempt another public snow job.
This is a good day to dump on the human snow job known as Billy Price.
BURBANK - Building a ski slope in the desert sounded like the ultimate snow job, so Craig Hanna gladly took the challenge.
NAUGHTY AND NICE: James Gandolfini and Ben Affleck pulled a snow job Thursday - complete with a red-suited Santa in wrap-around shades, glitzy Christmas trees, chortling carolers, faux snow and a bleacher of fans in green stocking caps - for the premiere of ``Surviving Christmas.
None of that kept a huge snow job from occurring yesterday, both teams steadfastly downplaying what is shaping up to be another fascinating chapter in the long-running feud known as the Border War.
And I knew better than to offer a teenager a snow job in the middle of summer.
Anything her office has to offer is far more worthwhile than some snow job produced by an overpaid consultant handpicked by the self-serving members of the Airport Commission.
The discovery of our first documented case of mad cow disease is not as scary as the fact our Department of Agriculture seems to be trying to give the people a snow job.
Adopted plans are summarily disposed of, normal community processes ignored, and a snow job of public relations supplants genuine community input.
Hicks' approach eventually becomes tedious, and, by the film's last half-hour, everything feels repetitive, a cinematic snow job with no dramatic cohesion.
That, and all the hype about the Winter Games, which CBS and TNT has honorably tried to inflate all week, is nothing but a snow job, chock full of filler and byproduct from Martha Stewart trying on a kimono to shots of someone practicing figure skating, and then missing events like Tuesday's downhill victory by Picabo Street because it came after CBS went off the air.
Despite the blizzard of appeals coming from Death Row, it is important that the public not let the snow job blind them to a fundamental truth: Some crimes are so heinous as to warrant the death penalty.
In this winter of our discontent, it is hard to tell the "oops,'' from the snow jobs.
It is very obvious that writer Thomas Sowell dislikes President Obama but his latest column, "More jobs or snow jobs," indicates that he has forgotten or is in denial of who started the "crash" of unemployment in our country.
That's not a surprise; snow jobs typically require a lot of shoveling.