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Re: He "went into his con"

Posted by ESC on April 24, 2004

In Reply to: He "went into his con" posted by milena on April 24, 2004

:
: I found this expression in a book.

: the sentence is the following:

: He met Lamar at the door. went into his con e Lamar went into his con..

: what does "went into his con" mean?

: thanx in advance for any help!

: take care
: Milena

It sounds like it refers to this meaning (from Merriam-Webster online):
Main Entry: 7 con
Function: noun
: something (as a ruse) used deceptively to gain another's confidence; also : a confidence game.

He started doing his "act," his line. His way of presenting himself to gain another's confidence, trust, etc.