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wide boy

Someone who attempts to earn money in a dishonest way. Primarily heard in UK. He's a wide boy who always tries to scam people out of money.
See also: boy, wide

a ˈwide boy

(British English, informal, disapproving) a man who makes money in dishonest ways: If he offers you a business deal, say no. He’s a bit of a wide boy.
See also: boy, wide
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The parade of characters includes a dodgy lawyer and a wide boy rapper, there's a soundtrack ranging from Bach to Bowie and the whole thing has a backdrop of huge stage projections of modern England.
Former Hoops wide boy is keen to pass on his wealth of knowledge
The criminal destruction of industry and mortgaging of future prosperity to City wide boys also widened the country's North-South divide.
Packard is pictured (back row, centre) with the squad (left) PICTURE: STEVE MILLER WIDE BOYS Newcastle Mini League side Wideopen Meteors Under-Nines (above) in new strips provided by Duckworths Funeral Services SWEET SIXTEENS Amble Juniors Under-16s have received a set of new strips sponsored by the Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth.
His latest comments - this time against the City wide boys who make fortunes irrespective of the appalling consequences of their dealings - will strike a chord with many people.
Turkey star Ugur Boral reckons his side must become wide boys to win tonight.
This melting pot of modern, mashed-up, multi-cultural Britain features a black city chick, a white rasta, two wide boys, a middle-class crusty, an Indian chemist making Ecstasy in his basement and Frank Harper and Nicola Stapleton as a brother and sister whose size difference recalls King Kong and Fay Wray.
And it was laugh-a-minute from there on in as Eddie became a target for the Wimbledon wide boys.
The two wide boys have to work their socks off too, but a tight back four is important.
So the wide boys today, must be thinking we were mugs
It is the world of the snake oil salesman, peopled by devious wide boys, slimier than a bag of eels who think they are our masters.
Far more middle seeds are converted railers whose connections are anxious to avoid trap one, than wides not wanting six, yet the first middle drawn out gets the first available box inside the wide boys rather than that outside the railers.
Fortunes are being made as wide boys fling money at any internet firm they can find.
Just about every business in Britain wouldn't pay but it could raise pounds 50billion from the spivs and City wide boys who destabilise companies and countries in search of a fast buck.
Blackwell has turned his sights on Bresciano, 28, after bids to land wide boys Lee Martin and David Cotterill hit the buffers.