Definition of shell game noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    shell game

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  1. 1 the shell game a game in which three cups are moved around, and players must guess which is the one with a small object underneath
  2. 2an act by an organization or a politician that tricks people in a clever way
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