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shell game

shell game

pronunciation:
shel geIm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a game like thimblerig in which inverted shells, inside of one of which a small object is apparently hidden, are moved around quickly and onlookers bet on which shell contains the object.
definition 2: a deceitful or fraudulent game, trick, scheme, or the like; swindle.
similar words:
fraud