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palm off

verb

Definition of palm off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dispose of usually by trickery or guile

  3. 2 :  pass off 2 <palming himself off as a minister — Toni Morrison>



Examples of palm off

  1. <please stop trying to palm off your leftovers onto me>



1822

First Known Use of palm off

1822



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