palm something off on somebody


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

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