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English definition of “the oldest trick in the book”

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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.
Translations of “the oldest trick in the book”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一種老套但仍然有效的騙人把戲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一种老套但仍然有效的骗人把戏…
(Definition of the oldest trick in the book from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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