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Dodge (1 syl.)

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An artful device to evade, deceive, or bilk some one. (Anglo-Saxon, deogian, to conceal or colour.)

The religious dodge. Seeking alms by trading on religion.

The tidy dodge. To dress up a family clean and tidy so as to excite sympathy, and make passers-by suppose you have by misfortune fallen from a respectable state in society.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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