snake oil salesman Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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snake oil salesman

noun [C]
 
 
disapproving
someone who deceives people in order to get money from them: He was dubbed a "modern day snake oil salesman" after he ripped off thousands of internet customers.
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