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 Swim (In the).Swine. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Swindle.
 
To cheat; from the German schwindeln, to totter. It originally meant those artifices employed by a tradesman to prop up his credit when it began to totter, in order to prevent or defer bankruptcy.   1
 


 Swim (In the).Swine. 

 
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