palm something off


palm something off
informal sell or dispose of something by misrepresentation or fraud.
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  • palm something off — FOIST, fob off, get rid of, dispose of, unload. → palm * * * sell or dispose of something by misrepresentation or fraud they palmed off their shoddiest products on the Russians * * * ˌpalm sthˈoff (on/onto sb) | ˌpalm sbˈoff (with sth) derived… …   Useful english 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