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.
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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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Hooley, the self-styled "Napoleon of Finance"; Whitaker Wright, floater of imaginary mining companies; and Horatio Bottomley, the chauvinistic editor of John Bull who made a swindle out of war bonds.