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con job

Something that swindles or deceives someone. That offer really was too good to be true—it turned out to be a con job that cost us thousands.
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con job

n. an act of deception. This is not an annual report! It’s a con job!
See also: con, job
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He has denied the charges in court but claimed during questioning at the Public Prosecution that while living in Dubai he stumbled upon the con job through WeChat, a Chinese messaging, social media and mobile payment application.
The con job of the cost overruns and delivery delays.
AaAaAeAa[cedilla] - I also pointed out the con job in the creation regarding the val of EUR 300,000 (for visas) or 500,000 (passports) since we have now the phenomenon of having a sales of a unit say for EUR 400,000, but the applicant claiming that its value is 500,000.
Even after the preliminary findings earlier in the week the con job continued when Finance Minister Michael Noonan claimed that 48% of the required 50% customer base paying the target had been narrowly missed.
A witness who was used to pull off the con job said he came across a newspaper advertisement when he was searching for a job.
A senior manager in- charge of the risk control unit of an MNC bank said: " Actually, this is the con job of the future.
He quite rightly wants to sort out the con job over prison sentences which short-changes and insults the victims of crime.
His subject is the chasm between private feeling and "the grid of two hundred million." WTCONC is about agreements and betrayals, unreasonable promises scrawled in vanishing ink into a fraudulent social contract, the art of the con job on a massive scale.