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palm sb off with sth

phrasal verb with palm uk   us   /pɑːm/ verb [T]
to give someone an untrue or unsatisfactory answer, or to give someone something that has no value in order to try to satisfy them and make them go away: You're not going to palm me off with that feeble excuse.
Translations of “palm sb off with sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 用(不實或應付之辭或無價值之物)打發(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用(不实或应付之词或无价值之物)打发(某人)…
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