palm something off


palm something off
FOIST, fob off, get rid of, dispose of, unload.
palm

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sell or dispose of something by misrepresentation or fraud

they palmed off their shoddiest products on the Russians

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ˌpalm sthˈoff (on/onto sb) | ˌpalm sbˈoff (with sth) derived
(informal) to persuade sb to accept sth that has no value or that you do not want, especially by tricking them

She's always palming the worst jobs off on her assistant.

Make sure he doesn't try to palm you off with faulty goods.

Main entry:palmderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • palm something off — informal sell or dispose of something by misrepresentation or fraud. → palm …   English new terms dictionary

  • palm something off as something — ˌpalm sth ˈoff as sth derived (informal) to tell sb that sth is better than it is, especially in order to sell it • They were trying to palm the table off as a genuine antique. Main entry: ↑palmderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm something off on somebody — ˌpalm sthˈoff (on/onto sb) | ˌpalm sbˈoff (with sth) derived (informal) to persuade sb to accept sth that has no value or that you do not want, especially by tricking them • She s always palming the worst jobs off on her assistant. • Make sure he …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm something off onto somebody — ˌpalm sthˈoff (on/onto sb) | ˌpalm sbˈoff (with sth) derived (informal) to persuade sb to accept sth that has no value or that you do not want, especially by tricking them • She s always palming the worst jobs off on her assistant. • Make sure he …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm something off on someone — tv. to ucceed in spending counterfeit money; to succeed in cashing a bad check. (Underworld.) □ Max palmed four phony twenties off in less than an hour. CD Somebody palmed off a rubber check on me yesterday …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • palm(ing) off — v. Acting in a fraudulent manner, to pass something off as something other than what it is. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • palm sth off — UK US palm sth off Phrasal Verb with palm({{}}/pɑːm/ verb INFORMAL ► to give away something, or persuade someone to accept something, which you know has little value: palm sth off on sb »She was trying to palm that useless office space off on us …   Financial and business terms

  • palm someone off — informal persuade someone to accept something by deception most sellers are palmed off with a fraction of what something is worth …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm someone off — persuade someone to accept something by deception. → palm …   English new terms dictionary

  • palm someone or something off (on someone) — tv. to transfer some unwanted person or thing to another person. □ Don’t palm her off on me. I don’t want her. CD My uncle palmed off his old clothes on me …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions