bill of goods

noun phrase

Definition of bill of goods

1 : a consignment of merchandise
2 : something intentionally misrepresented : something passed off in a deception or fraud often used in the phrase sell a bill of goods

First Known Use of bill of goods

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bill of goods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bill%20of%20goods. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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