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swoop and squat

swoop and squat
 v. phr.— «Authorities are taking aim at “swoop and squat” accident scams They call it the “swoop and squat.” A driver pulls in front of another vehicle and slams on the brakes, deliberately causing an accident to collect the insurance money.» —“Northern Va. Police Bust Staged Accident Ringleaders” Insurance Journal (San Diego, California) Oct. 12, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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