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What does snake oil salesman mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

snake oil salesman


The phrase snake oil salesman refers to a person who who knowingly sells fraudulent goods or who is himself a fraud, quack, or charlatan.

Another variant of this idiom:

snake oil saleswoman.


Don't believe those snake oil salesmen on TV selling holistic medicines.

This idiom is in the animals category

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