fob sb off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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fob sb off

phrasal verb with fob uk   /fɒb/  us   /fɑːb/ verb (-bb-)
to ​persuade someone to ​accept something that is of a ​lowquality or different from what they really ​wanted: Well, he ​wants the ​reportready 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)
Translations of “fob sb off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 搪塞,欺骗(某人), 骗(某人)接受……
in Chinese (Traditional) 搪塞,欺騙(某人), 騙(某人)接受……
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