palm someone or something off (on someone)


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.

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  • 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 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

  • fob something off on someone — fob (something) off on (someone) to trick or persuade someone to take something. Do you think we can fob the children off on Grandma this weekend? This guy fobbed off a fake diamond on me. Related vocabulary: palm off something …   New idioms dictionary

  • fob something off on — fob (something) off on (someone) to trick or persuade someone to take something. Do you think we can fob the children off on Grandma this weekend? This guy fobbed off a fake diamond on me. Related vocabulary: palm off something …   New idioms dictionary

  • fob something off on — he fobbed off the chairmanship on Clifford: IMPOSE, palm off, unload, dump, get rid of, foist, offload; saddle someone with something, land someone with something, lumber someone with something. → fob …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm — [pɑːm ǁ pɑːm, pɑːlm] verb palm somebody/​something → off phrasal verb [transitive] to persuade someone to accept something, especially by making them think it is better or more valuable than it really is: • Some suppliers have tried to palm off… …   Financial and business terms

  • palm off something — palm off (something) to trick or persuade someone to take something. They palmed off cheap wine at high prices by putting it in fancy bottles. She produced fake stamps and palmed them off as genuine. Related vocabulary: fob something off on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • palm off — (something) to trick or persuade someone to take something. They palmed off cheap wine at high prices by putting it in fancy bottles. She produced fake stamps and palmed them off as genuine. Related vocabulary: fob something off on someone …   New idioms dictionary

  • palm — palm1 [pa:m US pa:m, pa:lm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of hand)¦ 2¦(tree)¦ 3 hold/have somebody in the palm of your hand 4 read somebody s palm ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PART OF HAND)¦ the inside surface of your hand, in which you hold things in sb s palm ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English