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English definition of “the oldest trick in the book”

the oldest trick in the book

a way of tricking someone that is still effective although it has been used a lot before: It was the oldest trick in the book - one man distracted me while another stole my wallet.
(Definition of the oldest trick in the book from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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