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Meaning of shell game

shell' game"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a sleight-of-hand swindling game resembling thimblerig but employing walnut shells or the like instead of thimblelike cups.
  2. any deceit, swindle, fraud, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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