swindle


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swindle (one) out of (something)

To steal something from someone through deceptive or fraudulent means. That snake in the grass swindled me out of nearly $5,000! I'm sure that we can find a way to swindle the old lady out of diamonds.
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swindle sheet

slang The expense account of a business or its employee. The boss said to put all our costs on the swindle sheet while we're in Detroit. Do you care to explain this charge for $350 you listed on your swindle sheet last quarter?
See also: sheet, swindle

swindle someone out of something

 and swindle something out of someone
to cheat someone out of something. The crooks tried to swindle her out of her inheritance. The crooks swindled $3,000 out of the old woman.
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swindle sheet

n. an expense account record sheet or book. I turned in my swindle sheet yesterday, and no one challenged the $400 for new shoes.
See also: sheet, swindle
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During the swindle O'Connell bought more than pounds 100 million of Pentium II processors and dressed them up as legitimate exports to a company Devine owned in Eire.
Swindle added that he is troubled not only by the vagueness of the legislative proposal but also by the disregard for the enforcement burden and the attendant costs businesses would be asked to bear.
What is especially needed to resolve such dilemmas is what behavioral theorists refer to as discriminative stimuli and responses, stimuli and responses whose presence is associated with a swindle situation and whose absence is associated with a non-swindle situation (Donahoe and Palmer 1994).
Tweedy, Swindle, Finlinson, and Stanners were subsequently charged, while five other men were released on bail.
Robust opposition to this swindle would be a huge vote winner.
WE represented Stephen Swindle at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on October 12, 2009.
Speaking to Khaleej Times Lt-Col Abdullah Saif Al Matroushi, Head of the CID section said the police received information about the gang planning to swindle a UAE national who was prepared to pay them Dh300,000 to turn it into $3million using 'supernatural powers'.
A LECTURER has been charged by police investigating an alleged swindle involving the Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Penn, who sat as a Redbridge magistrate 14 times during the time he committed the swindle, had denied 29 charges of theft, false accounting, and deception.
Former detective superintendent David Swindle urged him to confess on the 10-year anniversary of Polish student Angelika Kluk's murder.