"Woman, we just pulled off The Wire in the time it takes to get a pizza delivered. This is a big win. Big! They're gonna talk about this one."A "short" con is a confidence game that sets up and pays off all in one encounter. See also The Con, Con Man, The Mark. Contrast The Tale (the "long con"). Not to be confused with Lolicon and Shotacon.
— Alec Hardison, Leverage