palm off
transitive verb Date: 1822 1. to dispose of usually by trickery or guile 2. pass off 2 <
palming himself off as a minister — Toni Morrison
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  • palm off — vt: to sell or attempt to sell (a product) by inducing buyers to believe that one s product is actually the product of another; specif: to attempt to sell (a product) under another s trademark or trade name Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …   Law dictionary

  • palm off — (p[aum]m), v. t. (a) To dispose of fraudulently or deceptively; as, to palm off a counterfeit item as genuine. Hence: (b) To induce acceptance of (something) by misrepresenting it as something better. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palm off — (something) to trick or persuade someone to take something. They palmed off cheap wine at high prices by putting it in fancy bottles. She produced fake stamps and palmed them off as genuine. Related vocabulary: fob something off on someone …   New idioms dictionary

  • palm off — verb sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑foist off, ↑fob off • Topics: ↑crime, ↑offense, ↑criminal offense, ↑criminal offence, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm off — v. 1) (D ; tr.) to palm off as (he palmed off the copy as an original) 2) (D; tr.) to palm off on (to palm off inferior merchandise on smb.) * * * [ pɑːm ɒf] (D;tr.) to palm offas (he palm offed off the copy as an original) (D; tr.) to palm off… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • palm off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms palm off : present tense I/you/we/they palm off he/she/it palms off present participle palming off past tense palmed off past participle palmed off informal 1) to get rid of someone or something that you do… …   English dictionary

  • palm off — verb To sell or dispose of (something) with the intent to deceive; to attempt to pass off a counterfeit or inferior product as genuine. The inveterate liars of the Semi Weekly Earthquake are evidently endeavoring to palm off upon a noble and… …   Wiktionary

  • palm off — you re not going to palm off that rusty old truck on me Syn: foist, fob off, get rid of, dispose of, unload …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • palm off — To palm off means to impose by fraud; to put off by unfair means. Hobart v Young, 63 Vt 363, 21 A 612 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • palm off — {v.}, {informal} 1. To sell or give (something) by pretending it is something more valuable; to sell or give by trickery. * /He palmed off his own painting as a Rembrandt./ * /The salesman palmed off pine wood floors as oak./ Syn.: FOB OFF, PASS… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • palm off — {v.}, {informal} 1. To sell or give (something) by pretending it is something more valuable; to sell or give by trickery. * /He palmed off his own painting as a Rembrandt./ * /The salesman palmed off pine wood floors as oak./ Syn.: FOB OFF, PASS… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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