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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.
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)…
(Definition of palm sb off with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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