Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “palm sb off with sth”

palm sb off with sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with palm   /pɑːm/ us  
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.Giving, providing and supplyingNot good enough
(Definition of palm sb off with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of palm sb off with sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “palm sb off with sth” in other dictionaries

Translations of “palm sb off with sth”

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More