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Fleece

DEFINITION

Brazen theft. Take financial advantage of someone. ‘Fleece’ connotes a sheep that has lost it’s wool, so to fleece someone is to take what they need to survive. ¬† (Compare to Scam.)

“You paid that much for that watch! Well, you got fleeced.”

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