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He lied to me and tried to flim-flam me out of my boats before my dad was buried a week.

Have the ticket men and the entrance attendants been working a flim-flam game on us?

And me trying to flim-flam myself into thinking that I've got to keep still because I promised Tom.

From flim-flam (returning short change) to burglary is but a step, provided one has the nerve.

The sapper told me that theyd try some flim-flam game on me!

What's the use of buying tinsel and flim-flam when you're eating milk gravy to save butter and using salt sacks for handkerchiefs?

Gaydon has a great deal of observation and common sense, and was never plagued with a flim-flam of fancies.

One thing at least was clear; he would not again tell me—or even pretend to me—that her power was "all flim-flam."

WORD ORIGIN

also flimflam, 1530s, a contemptuous echoic construction, perhaps connected to some unrecorded dialectal word from Scandinavian (cf. Old Norse flim "a lampoon"). From 1650s as a verb.

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