fob someone off


fob someone off
deceitfully attempt to satisfy someone by making excuses or giving them something inferior.
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English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • fob someone off — I wasn t going to be fobbed off with excuses: PUT OFF, stall, give someone the runaround, deceive; placate, appease. → fob …   Useful english dictionary

  • fob something off on — fob (something) off on (someone) to trick or persuade someone to take something. Do you think we can fob the children off on Grandma this weekend? This guy fobbed off a fake diamond on me. Related vocabulary: palm off something …   New idioms dictionary

  • fob sb off — UK US fob sb off (with sth) Phrasal Verb with fob({{}}/fɒb/ verb INFORMAL ► to persuade someone to accept something that is of a low quality, or different to what they really wanted: »The bank delayed on his compensation claim for eight years… …   Financial and business terms

  • fob sth off on sb — UK US fob sth off on sb Phrasal Verb with fob({{}}/fɒb/ verb INFORMAL ► to make someone buy or accept something that is not of a good quality or not what they really wanted: »Discounts should not mean that shops can fob off faulty goods on… …   Financial and business terms

  • fob something off on — he fobbed off the chairmanship on Clifford: IMPOSE, palm off, unload, dump, get rid of, foist, offload; saddle someone with something, land someone with something, lumber someone with something. → fob …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌfob sb ˈoff — phrasal verb 1) to give someone an answer or explanation that is not true in order to stop them from asking questions or complaining 2) to give someone something that is not what they want …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • fob something off on someone — fob (something) off on (someone) to trick or persuade someone to take something. Do you think we can fob the children off on Grandma this weekend? This guy fobbed off a fake diamond on me. Related vocabulary: palm off something …   New idioms dictionary

  • fob sb off with sth — UK US fob sb off (with sth) Phrasal Verb with fob({{}}/fɒb/ verb INFORMAL ► to persuade someone to accept something that is of a low quality, or different to what they really wanted: »The bank delayed on his compensation claim for eight years… …   Financial and business terms

  • fob off — There are two ways of using this phrasal verb, either with the person or the thing as the object. You can fob someone off with something (or just fob someone off, with no further complement stated), or you can fob something off on someone; in… …   Modern English usage

  • fob — fob1 [ fab ] verb ,fob off phrasal verb transitive 1. ) to give someone an answer or explanation that is not true or complete, in order to make them stop asking questions or complaining: I m tired of being fobbed off. fob someone off with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English