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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

snow job

Exaggerated flattery used to cover up some real issue. The term is probably derived from the figurative expression, to be snowed under, meaning to be overwhelmed. It originated among GIs during World War II to describe, for example, presenting a superior officer with an elaborate fiction to excuse some misdemeanor.
See also: job, snow
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But she doesn't let icy temperatures give her workout a snow job.
(The agency's press release stated that more records would be made public before the end of the year.) The small, albeit dramatic, release comes more than five years after then-Director of Central Intelligence Robert Gates declared that the agency would "open" its shadowy past to post-cold war public scrutiny, and only days after a member of the C.I.A.'s own historical review panel called its commitment to openness "a brilliant public relations snow job."
Finally, use common sense: Does the document look and feel like a truthful report, or more like a public relations snow job? In the end, your gut instinct will speak volumes.
But unlike Sugar-Groove he is a demagogue and cult leader, and abuses his community, pulling a snow job on his people in the name of his own primacy.
* Be suspicious of the sales snow job. Remember that the salesperson in a new subdivision works for the developer; it's his or her job to try to sell you a house in this development.
Just like you -- at one time or another -- the judge has attempted a snow job on another judge just like you're attempting.
When such figures are missing, we detect a snow job is coming.
"A snow job in a hot place" is how Fuhrmann characterized Rosewood's four-year courtship of Hana.
But now the depressing economic fallout from this snow job is being felt by the teachers at AMSA and at many other charter schools across the state.
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My next, Snow Job, due out from M&S next year, will be a political thriller set in Ottawa (rendition, the politics of Big Oil).
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