I hadn't told him of our miss information ploy to Ethel Reagan.
It was all a ploy to get the ranch, and Bordeaux was right in the middle.
As part of the main character's ploy to make robbers think his house was occupied, cardboard silhouettes "dance" to the song as Christmas lights twinkle, proving anyone can get caught up in its infectious beat.
It's a very common and very deceptive ploy to use "star power" to lure you into trying a diet that may, or may not, be designed for optimal health and nutrition.
Many speculated that the move to join the highly rated television show was a public relations ploy to take attention off of her pending divorce settlement.
Although you might think it an industry ploy to get you to spend more money in stores, more and more retailers are giving you gift cards for purchasing a Wii (or other system).
This month it's Meghan McCain, last month it was the whole my-boyfriend-beat-me lie, story, then it was the I'm-gonna-kill-myself, ploy (which she Twittered a veritable "just kidding")... now this?
In essence, the crossover vehicle first used as a marketing ploy evolved by each auto manufacturer's production of what they considered to be a crossover based on seating, driving maneuverability, and interior family-themed features.
Was this fling with Lori a ploy?
Was he serious, or was this yet another ploy?
Was it a ploy to gain her trust?
Along with the controversial cash bars and dollar dances, a money tree is traditionally viewed to be a ploy for cash by a money-grubbing couple.
Each Christmas he teams up with his partner in crime, Marcus, to portray Santa and his trusty elf at department stores, a ploy that allows Marcus to case the store while Willie mangles every child's dream of meeting Santa Claus.
Obviously that was merely a ploy.
Snowflake had taken the ordeal with remarkable ease, but Penny was using every ploy in the book.
The night air was chilly on her bare arms and she shivered involuntarily, annoyed at herself because it looked like an obvious ploy.
He would likely use her desire for a biological child as a ploy.
Suit yourself, but I hope you're not using your absence as a ploy to make your parents worry.
Kris, the Council will need some sort of proof that this isn't another ploy by one of you to wipe out the others.
The only question is, when is an "oops" moment an genuine mistake, and when is it a ploy for publicity?
They couldn't recognize a predator if it sat at their feet, and she was surprised to find her senses much more honed to such a ploy despite their social statuses rivaling those of royalty's on earth.
You men can use every ploy in the book to get a woman to submit, but if she mistakes that proposition for a proposal of marriage, right away she's blackmailing you.
It would be a typical Hammam ploy to also push the boat out for the Wales captain one day.
commodity favorite ploy is to call for investment in infrastructure to enable native people to produce commodities for sale to the west.
Jack Straw is merely indulging in a tactical ploy for a domestic audience.
played along with the British, but this was a ploy - or was it?
Well I sat back and I thought for a while, and I tried a different ploy.
ploy used by both parties to gain the Sun / Mail reader vote.
ploy designed to stave off collapse.
I have a new ploy for getting by with minimal foreign language skills.
Critics said the warning was a cynical ploy to boost sales.
Perhaps it was a cunning ploy to fool would-be invaders.
The name is a deliberate ploy to avoid being hidden in the World Music or New Age racks of record shops.
In a clever ploy we spent a further hour cleaning the house, singing cheerfully to keep our spirits up.
ploy on the part of the FPA which must be seen for what it is.
I am not anybody's propaganda ploy, well except my own.
Yandarbiyev says he is ready to talk peace with Moscow, but not as an election ploy.
This is all a sales ploy, to persuade customers that the toys are approved by animal welfare groups.
Or is it a public relations ploy to try to rally support?
Perhaps this is just a ploy to boost her sagging sales, she is hoping to generate controversy about an alleged quote from 1996 !
No one is really sure what caused the rift in the first place or if the feud was even real or simply a ploy for more attention.
Regardless of that, everyone sees through this ploy of the openly bi-sexual Tequila.
All of these examples play into an image protection ploy.
Actually, the term "invisible swimsuits" is a clever marketing ploy used to describe swimwear that effectively disappears when wet.
A common ploy by the makers of some lesser air filters is to use a phrase such as "HEPA-type" instead of carrying an actual HEPA label.
A rush to a commitment could be a ploy to gain access to your personal information.
Was it a clever ploy to spark traffic for an auction, or is there really some mysterious power attached to this work of art?
Knight's clever ploy soon had him selling shoes, labeled "Blue Ribbon Sports", out of the back of his truck at sporting events.
Other people dismissed the song and Kesha herself as lightweight and nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy at every turn.
Initially, this ploy by Trump to revamp the ailing show's ratings worked.
cunning ploy to fool would-be invaders.
deliberate ploy to upset the community.
What is the correct reaction to Coca Cola's latest marketing ploy?
It also may be a ploy by those cynical and unscrupulous enough to exploit children for their own purposes.
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