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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of flimflam.


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  • Many of you thought that explanation was weak (one reader said Bergee had been "flimflammed," -

  • If Coyne ever wants to appeal to people who have legitmate questions about current scientific theory, and suspect that they're being flimflammed because of heated ideological arguments, he better stop talking out of his ass and start thinking about what he's saying.

    Coyne, at least get your facts straight.

  • This time, he's flimflammed the White House, the NAACP and the traditional news media.

    Bob Cesca: Fooled Again by Breitbart and the Wingnut Right

  • Obama campaigned on a platform of anti-Bushism, for the most part, playing on the discontent and the anger of the public at having been flimflammed by a Texas bumpkin who, at the very least, was manipulated by evil forces (remember his oft-repeated “evil-doers” line?) and, at worst, was a willing part of it himself.

    Will the Bad Guys Really Get Away With It?

  • David Sirota outlined this strategy the other day, and while events might seem to point in this direction from time to time, there isn't much evidence to indicate that President Obama is naïve enough to be flimflammed by these very obvious Republican political tricks.

    Bob Cesca: Obama Versus the Republicans: Chill Out, He's Got This

  • The department became fodder for late-night TV jokes in 2007, when Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his staff flimflammed their way through congressional hearings about the partisan firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

    No Small Task For Eric Holder

  • I use the words hoodwinked, bamboozled, and yea, even flimflammed.

    "Eloquence is deep thought expressed in clear words. With Mr. Obama the deep thought part is missing."

  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, this month, began holding closed-door meetings with the Air Marshal Service to determine if congressional oversight committees are fling flimflammed.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2008

  • "Huh! Somebody flimflammed you?" demanded Marty, staring, too, at his cousin.

    The Mission of Janice Day

  • They had been sold, victimized, flimflammed, skinned; the scorpion had stung them and the poison was boiling in their veins.

    Flowing Gold


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