bum steer

noun

Definition of bum steer

slang
: an instance of false or misleading information or directions especially when purposely so a man who got himself a bum steer … and was attempting to brazen it out rather than admit his error— R. H. Rovere

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“Bum steer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bum%20steer. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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