[flim-flam] /ˈflɪmˌflæm/ Informal.
a trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim.
a piece of nonsense; twaddle; bosh.
verb (used with object), flimflammed, flimflamming.
to trick, deceive, swindle, or cheat:
A fortuneteller flimflammed her out of her savings.
a deception; swindle
verb -flams, -flamming, -flammed
(transitive) to deceive; trick; swindle; cheat
: a flimflam game/ flimflam man
: Don’t fall for that flimflam
To cheat or swindle; defraud; bamboozle, con: We’ve been flimflammed/ He talked like some hick begging to be flimflammed (1538+)
[flim-zee] /ˈflɪm zi/ adjective, flimsier, flimsiest. 1. without material strength or solidity: a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure. 2. weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing: a flimsy excuse. noun, plural flimsies. 3. a thin kind of paper, especially for use in making several copies at a time of an article, telegraphic dispatch, or the like, […]
[flinch] /flɪntʃ/ verb (used without object) 1. to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant. 2. to shrink under pain; wince. 3. Croquet. to let the foot slip from the ball in the act of croqueting. verb (used with object) 4. to draw back or withdraw from. noun 5. an […]
[flin-derz] /ˈflɪn dərz/ plural noun 1. splinters; small pieces or fragments. [flin-derz] /ˈflɪn dərz/ noun 1. Matthew, 1774–1814, English navigator and explorer: surveyed coast of Australia. 2. a river in NE Australia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Carpentaria. 520 miles (837 km) long. /ˈflɪndəz/ plural noun 1. (rare) small fragments or splinters (esp in […]
noun, Navigation. 1. a bar of soft iron, mounted vertically beneath a compass to compensate for vertical magnetic currents. /ˈflɪndəz/ noun 1. (nautical) a bar of soft iron mounted on a binnacle to compensate for local magnetism causing error to the compass