fob someone off with

idiom

informal
: to cause someone to accept something that is false, badly made, etc., instead of what is wanted
He thought he could fob me off with some weak excuse about being too busy to talk.

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“Fob someone off with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fob%20someone%20off%20with. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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