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bait-and-switch

See definition of bait-and-switch on Dictionary.com
  • as incon game
  • as inconfidence game

synonyms for bait-and-switch

  • Ponzi
  • bait and switch
  • boiler room
  • bunco game
  • bunko
  • con
  • con job
  • confidence trick
  • flimflam
  • hustle
  • racket
  • ripoff
  • shell game
  • skin game
  • sting
  • swindle
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He lifted his head, looked around him, and was just going to switch off the light, when he noticed the open book on his table.
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The moment the bait was touched, down would come the heavy timber—smash—on the tiger's head.
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Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
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But what if I catch the fish by using a hired boat and a hired net, or by buying worms as bait from some one who has dug them?
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They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
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He walked over to the table and mixed two tumblers of whiskey-and-soda, wondering why he had not thought of it before.
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He paused, then mixed and drank another whiskey-and-soda, lit a cigarette, and resumed.
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Even as he spoke, Gray had found the switch, and the apartment of Kazmah became flooded with subdued light.
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WORDS RELATED TO BAIT-AND-SWITCH

  • bait-and-switch
  • cover up
  • deceive
  • disinform
  • double-talk
  • doublespeak
  • lead astray
  • lie
  • misdirect
  • misguide
  • mislead
  • misstate
  • mousetrap
  • pervert
  • prevaricate
  • put on
  • put on an act
  • put on false front
  • put up a smokescreen
  • signify
  • string along
  • wrong steer
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