foist off

foist off

v. (D; tr.) to foist off on (to foist off inferior merchandise on a customer)

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(D; tr.) to foist off on (to foist off inferior merchandise on a customer)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • foist off — verb a) To fraudulently pass (goods, or ideas) on to. b) To lie to; tell a lie to …   Wiktionary

  • foist — has meanings similar to fob off, but it is not followed by off and is not used in this meaning with a person as its object; you can foist something on someone but you cannot foist someone (off) with something: • I can t go around the house… …   Modern English usage

  • foist something on someone — foist (something) on (someone) to force someone to accept or experience something. We even foist junk food on children in school cafeterias. Usage notes: sometimes in the form foist something off on someone: You cannot foist this ridiculous plan… …   New idioms dictionary

  • foist something on — foist (something) on (someone) to force someone to accept or experience something. We even foist junk food on children in school cafeterias. Usage notes: sometimes in the form foist something off on someone: You cannot foist this ridiculous plan… …   New idioms dictionary

  • foist on someone — foist (something) on (someone) to force someone to accept or experience something. We even foist junk food on children in school cafeterias. Usage notes: sometimes in the form foist something off on someone: You cannot foist this ridiculous plan… …   New idioms dictionary

  • foist on — foist (something) on (someone) to force someone to accept or experience something. We even foist junk food on children in school cafeterias. Usage notes: sometimes in the form foist something off on someone: You cannot foist this ridiculous plan… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Foist — Foist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foisting}.] [Cf. OD. vysten to fizzle, D. veesten, E. fizz, fitchet, bullfist.] To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foist — I verb apply pressure, beguile, coerce, compel, compel to accept, constrain, deceive, fob off on, force, force upon, gull, impose, impose by fraud, inflict, insert surreptitiously, palm off, palm off fraudulently, pass off as genuine, put in… …   Law dictionary

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