used car salesman

 Fast-talking promoter.
 ► “Nobody trusts a used car salesman, whose job - according to the stereotype - is to cover up defects and make the used look almost new.” (Safire’s New Political Dictionary, 1993, p. 837)

American business jargon. 2014.

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