put one over (on) (third-person singular simple present puts one over, present participle putting one over, simple past and past participle put one over)
- (idiomatic) To succeed in a deception.
- (idiomatic, with on) To fool, trick, or deceive.
- 1913, P. G. Wodehouse, The Little Nugget, ch. 9:
- "[Y]ou surely aren't thinking you can put one over on me in this business? Tell me, you don't take me for that sort of ivory-skulled boob?"
- 2007 May 16, Andrew Downie , "Brazil Braces for a (Bogus) Soccer Milestone," Time (retrieved 28 June 2015):
- He is the bad-boy-made-good, and in Brazil, particularly in Rio de Janeiro, everyone loves someone who can put one over on authority.