swindle out of
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.
swindle (something) out of (one)
To steal something from one through deceptive or fraudulent means. That snake in the grass tried swindling nearly $5,000 out of me in bogus fees! I'm sure that we can find a way to swindle those diamonds out of the old lady.
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swindle someone out of somethingand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.