snow job n.1
(US) an untrue but totally convincing story, a con-man’s patter.
|Plunder (2005) 218: I had to give Franny a snow job about you owing me two thousand pesos.|
|Venetian Blonde (2006) 173: Maggie could lay down a snow job like the blizzard of ’88.|
|Go-Boy! 73: I laid a bogus snow job on them about having met the guy in a pool room.|
|Brown’s Requiem 63: They just know how to hand out a good snow job.|
|In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 73: ‘What’s your suspicion?’ ‘Only that there’s been a snowfall.’ ‘To cover just exactly what?’.|
|Observer Screen 12 Sept. 14: Parker prided himself on his skills as a con artist and used a string of ‘snow jobs’ to pull the wool over the eyes of the people with whom he did business.|
|Mad mag. Aug. 38: Dubya’s ‘Social Security is going bust’ snowjob.|
|Widespread Panic 285: ‘I need a favor’ [...] ‘Snow job alert. I sense one coming’.|
one who sets out to deceive.
|(con. 1950) Band of Brothers 71: You’ve been had, Justus. The biggest snow-job artist in the first Mar Div, and you’ve been had.|