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To be cheated or tricked

fall for

to believe that a trick or a joke is true

fall/be/become prey to

to be attacked, cheated, or harmed by someone bad

have been had

to have been tricked or cheated, especially by having to pay too much money for something

gyp

noun

a situation in which you feel you have been tricked or cheated when you buy something

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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