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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.
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