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English definition of “sell sb a bill of goods”

sell sb a bill of goods

(UK also sell sb a pup)
to deceive someone into buying something that has no value Cheating and trickingPlotting and trappingTrafficking and racketeering
(Definition of sell sb a bill of goods from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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