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Noun: sting operation
  1. A complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)

Derived forms: sting operations

Type of: bunco [N. Amer], bunco game [N. Amer], bunko [N. Amer], bunko game [N. Amer], con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, sting

Encyclopedia: Sting operation