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palm something off

Definition of palm something off in English:

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.
Synonyms
foist, fob off, get rid of, dispose of, unload
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