fob someone or something off

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Definition of fob someone or something off

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

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“Fob someone or something off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fob%20someone%20or%20something%20off. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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