in de maling nemen

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in de maling nemen (past singular nam in de maling, past participle in de maling genomen)

  1. (idiomatic) to fool, deceive
    Ik nam Jan in de maling. Hij gaf mij €30, en ik zei dat hij gaf mij slechts €20, zo hij gaf mij nog €10.
    I deceived Jan. He gave me 30 euros, and I said he only gave me 20 euros, so he gave me another 10.