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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

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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