fob someone off with

Definition of fob someone off with

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.

Word by Word Definitions

fob play
  1. : deceive, cheat

  1. : watch pocket

  2. : a short strap, ribbon, or chain attached especially to a pocket watch

  3. : an ornament attached to a fob chain

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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