sell (someone) on
Definition of sell (someone) on
: to persuade (someone) to be interested in and excited about (something) He tried to sell them on the project. —often used as (be) sold on She wasn't sold on the idea.
Word by Word Definitions
: to deliver or give up in violation of duty, trust, or loyalty and especially for personal gain : betray
: to give up (property) to another for something of value (such as money)
: to offer for sale
: a deliberate deception : hoax
: the act or an instance of selling
: something to be sold or caused to be accepted
: chiefly Scottish variant ofself
: some person : somebody
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