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He did a real snow job on my daughter.

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linked by Guybrush88, January 31, 2012

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PeterR PeterR January 31, 2012 January 31, 2012 at 8:04:05 AM UTC link Permalink

I wonder how common the expression "to do a snow job on somebody" actually is. I know what it means, but only after looking it up here http://www.urbandictionary.com/...rm=snow%20job. Would a native speaker outside the US please comment ?
I'm asking because I feel very strongly about advanced learners of a foreign language embarrassing themselves by proudly bombarding natives speakers with phrases which only exist in dictionaries, not in natural conversation.

U2FS U2FS January 31, 2012 January 31, 2012 at 10:58:05 AM UTC link Permalink

Well I only adopted it. Feel free to change it

sacredceltic sacredceltic January 31, 2012 January 31, 2012 at 11:17:17 AM UTC link Permalink

@PeterR
actually, if you look at the tags, this has been "OK"'d by CK, who is a native US speaker.

Guybrush88 Guybrush88 January 31, 2012 January 31, 2012 at 11:37:56 AM UTC link Permalink

here "to do a snow job" can be considered like "to deceive", right?

PeterR PeterR February 4, 2012 February 4, 2012 at 5:13:10 PM UTC link Permalink

Sacredceltic, that "ok" by CK doesn't really answer my question, which was: Is this expression commonly used by native speakers outside the US. I have a sneaking feeling it isn't.