palm someone off


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. 2012.

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  • palm someone off — persuade someone to accept something by deception. → palm …   English new terms 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 sb off with sth — UK US palm sb off with sth Phrasal Verb with palm({{}}/pɑːm/ verb INFORMAL ► to give someone an untrue or unsatisfactory answer in order to try to satisfy them and make them go away: »He s trying to palm you off with an excuse. »The government… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • 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

  • pay someone off — 1 Tim paid off the driver: PAY WHAT ONE OWES, discharge. 2 paying off the police: BRIBE, suborn, buy (off); informal grease someone s palm. → pay * * * dismiss someone with a final payment …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm — palm1 noun 1》 (also palm tree) an unbranched evergreen tree with a crown of very long feathered or fan shaped leaves, growing in tropical and warm regions. [Family Palmae: numerous species.] 2》 a leaf of a palm awarded as a prize or viewed as a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • palm — palm1 [pa:m US pa:m, pa:lm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of hand)¦ 2¦(tree)¦ 3 hold/have somebody in the palm of your hand 4 read somebody s palm ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PART OF HAND)¦ the inside surface of your hand, in which you hold things in sb s palm ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • palm — 1 noun (C) 1 the inside surface of your hand between the base of your fingers and your wrist: He held the pebble in the palm of his hand. 2 a palm tree 3 hold/have sb in the palm of your hand to have a strong influence on someone, so that they do …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • palm off — verb sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑foist off, ↑fob off • Topics: ↑crime, ↑offense, ↑criminal offense, ↑criminal offence, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary