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rope-a-dope - definition and synonyms

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    play rope-a-dope to use a boxing tactic of pretending to be trapped against the ropes, so that your opponent tries to punch you and gets tired

    He is just playing rope-a-dope with life and fate, waiting for them to wear themselves out beating him, after which he will come storming back.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/01/2017


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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