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    pull a slick one

    Hi

    What does "pull a slick one" mean?

    He suspected that the guy might actually be some sort of military archives inspector trying to pull a slick one.

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    Re: pull a slick one

    A sleazy character (one who is sly, slimy, and greasy) might try to 'pull a fast/quick one'. I think the writer has - perhaps unconsciously - coined a new 'portmanteau' word out of sleasy and quick. I've never met 'pull a slick one'.

    To 'pull a quick/fast one' is to fool someone - to stop them noticing what you're doing.

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