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Played for a chump


(Old fashioned) Taken advantage of. Scammed.¬† ‘Chump’ is a disdainful reference to an idiot or at least a naive person, so to be ‘played’ is to have that idiocy taken advantage of by ruthless and greedy people. (Compare to Chump.)

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