fob someone or something off

Definition of fob someone or something off

US
:to give someone or something not wanted to someone else :to palm off someone or something often + on
  • The child's father was always fobbing her off on relatives and babysitters.

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

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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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