switcheroo


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switcheroo

slang A surprising, unexpected, or deceptive swap, change, variation, or reversal. I'll distract the guards while you make a switcheroo with the fake diamond. The politician had been campaigning for months against the legislation, only to pull the old switcheroo and start putting her support behind it at the last minute.

the old switcheroo

slang A surprising, unexpected, or deceptive swap, change, variation, or reversal. "Old" is sometimes stylized as "ol'." The politician had been campaigning for months against the legislation, only to pull the old switcheroo and start putting her support behind it at the last minute. Wait a minute, you're Lisa, not Linda! Ah, you've pulled the ol' switcheroo on Grandpa.
See also: old, switcheroo

switcheroo

(ˈswɪtʃɚˈru)
n. a reversal; a switching around. He pulled a switcheroo on us and showed up at the other door, so we missed getting his autograph.
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Adding to the classiness factor, or lack thereof, is the issue that MM is chair of the Nashua delegation, which stands at 17 Dems and 10 GOPers, following MM's switcheroo.
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The 20th century didn't require a big switcheroo, but looking into the 21st century, it's clear that we have a much bigger challenge.
Ryan McGowan is 100 percent Socceroo - and he insists he has too much respect for his Scottish pals to do a switcheroo.
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Thanks to Dave Mehringer for pointing out the switcheroo.
Once it picks up full momentum, this book hurtles toward a dramatic search, a big switcheroo, a frame-up, a betrayal and a case of mistaken identity--the neat tricks familiar from many of Mr.
The old body switcheroo gets dusted off again, and while Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds are great, it all feels so, so familiar.
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