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wheeze

noun [C] (PLAN)    /wiːz/ UK old-fashioned informal
a clever and often unusual idea or plan, especially one that is intended to achieve a profit or some other advantage: As a part of their latest marketing wheeze they've planted £50 notes in a number of the crisp packets. So the public actually pay to feed the animals in the zoo? That seems like a good wheeze. I've had a wheeze - why don't we put both kids in the small room and that will leave the back room free.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
(Definition of wheeze noun (PLAN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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