- 1 (watchchain)Example sentences
- In New York in 1890, the latest pocket watch and fob chain could carry seals the wearer could use to demonstrate their place in society.
- Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go press my wing-collar shirt and see if my new fob chain for my grandfather's watch fits my waistcoat.
- Its fob chain, stretched across the workingman's waistcoat, became a new symbol of respectability.
- 2fob (pocket) (Clothing)bolsillito (masculine) del chalecoExample sentences
- When worn by men, the watch was tucked into the fob pocket.
transitive verb present participle fobbing past tense, past participle fobbed
- 1 (placate)to fob somebody off (
- After countless phone calls in which she said she was fobbed off with excuses, Mrs Carter was told it would be done by Friday.
- She is anything but satisfied with the way she has been fobbed off by everyone, including APRA.
- I spend the next four days trying to speak to Marcia but every time I phone - her Mother fobs me off with excuses.
- You could tell just by the way they acted; the kid had been fobbed off on them for a while.
- Rather, it was deliberate policy to ignore those annoying Red Cross reports and fob them off on the legal staff for their amusement.
- But I suggested fobbing it off on my grandfather, who was old and wouldn't know the difference.
engatusar a alguien (
Example sentences2 (dispose of)to fob something off
encajarle algo a alguien [colloquial]
enjaretarle algo a alguien (Latin America) [colloquial]he fobbed the job onto me
me encajó el trabajo a mí
me enjaretó el trabajo a mí (Latin America)