Definition of palm something off in English:

palm something off

  • Sell or dispose of something by misrepresentation or fraud: they palmed off their shoddiest products on the Russians
    More example sentences
    • In the weeks that followed, the baby was palmed off to family, friends and neighbours.
    • Everyone is therefore keen on palming it off as quickly as possible.
    • I realised I could probably try to palm it off to some people around my old working area.
    foist, fob off, get rid of, dispose of, unload
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