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    Son dos personas hablando de negocios e inversiones.

    I wasn't doing the conman thing. I wasn't telling you that there's no opportunity so that the scarcity would get you to implore me for a way in.


    ¿Qué puede significar the conman thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnik_hey View Post
    Son dos personas hablando de negocios e inversiones.

    I wasn't doing the conman thing. I wasn't telling you that there's no opportunity so that the scarcity would get you to implore me for a way in.


    ¿Qué puede significar the conman thing?
    The verb "to con" means to deceive or trick someone , usually in financial matters, but also in other ways in order to accomplish a goal by falsifying or exaggerating a situation.

    It is also a noun, which means the act of "conning" another person with falsehoods or exaggerations. EX: "He deceived me! The whole plan was a con."

    It comes from the word "confidence". A conman is a person who gains another person's trust, or confidence, in order to deceive them.

    So the "wasn't doing the conman thing" means the person was not trying to trick or deceive.


    Dictionary:

    con·fi·dence game
    /ˈkänfəd(ə)ns ɡām/

    noun: confidence trick; plural noun: confidence tricks; noun: confidence game; plural noun: confidence games
    a swindle in which the victim is persuaded to trust the swindler in some way.

    con
    /kän/
    informal
    verb
    verb: con; 3rd person present: cons; past tense: conned; past participle: conned; gerund or present participle: conning
    persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of a deception.
    "I conned him into giving me your home number"

    noun
    noun: con; plural noun: cons

    1.
    an instance of deceiving or tricking someone.
    "a con artist"

    Origin
    late 19th century (originally US): abbreviation of confidence, as in confidence trick .


    con man
    /ˈkän man/
    noun informal
    noun: conman
    a man who cheats or tricks someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true.
    Last edited by vicente; 03-14-2019 at 08:30 PM.
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    ¡Qué buena explicación! ¡Gracias!!

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    Excellent as always, Vicente!

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    Thank you vnik_hey,... and thank you gentle


    There are a couple of other uses of con.

    We all know about pro(s) and con(s).

    Another, fairly common use of con relates to a person who has been convicted of a crime (a convict or inmate); or ex-con after being released.
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