fob someone off with

idiom

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.

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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 17 Jan. 2022.

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