Put on your thinking cap

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Put on your thinking cap : Phrases


Stretch the truth or meaning of words or rules, deceive or trifle with someone.



This phrase comes from a 16th century game called fast and loose which was played at fairs. Operators rolled up a strap and left a loop hanging over the edge of a table. To win, a player had to catch the loop with a stick before the strap was unrolled. But they never won. Cheating operators rolled it up in such a way that the feat was impossible.

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