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fob sb off

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verb uk phrasal verb with fob   /fɒb/ us    /fɑːb/ (-bb-)
to persuade someone to accept something that is of a low quality or different from what they really wanted: Well, he wants the report ready by tomorrow but I can always fob him off with some excuse.
Translations of “fob sb off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 搪塞,欺騙(某人), 騙(某人)接受……
in Chinese (Simplified) 搪塞,欺骗(某人), 骗(某人)接受……
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