Meaning of “fob sb off” in the English Dictionary

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"fob sb off" in British English

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fob sb off

UK
phrasal verb with fob uk /fɒb/ us /fɑːb/ verb -bb-

to persuade someone to accept something that is of a low quality or different from what they really wanted:

Well, he wants the report ready by tomorrow but I can always fob him off with some excuse.

(Definition of “fob sb off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)