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You can't kid a kidder

Posted by James on February 03, 2004

Does anyone know where You can't kid a kidder came from, when was it first used and what does it mean?

I think it means you can't fool "the kid" or "person" because they already know the tricks.

So if someone was trying to con a con man, the con man would say you can't kid a kidder.

Is this right?