Meaning of “palm sb off with sth” in the English Dictionary

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"palm sb off with sth" in British English

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palm sb off with sth

phrasal verb with palm uk /pɑːm/ us /pɑːm/ verb [ T ]

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.

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

"palm sb off with sth" in Business English

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palm sb off with sth

informal
phrasal verb with palm uk /pɑːm/ us verb

to give someone an untrue or unsatisfactory answer in order to try to satisfy them and make them go away:

He's trying to palm you off with an excuse.
The government intends that low-paid public sector workers be palmed off with below-inflation rate pay increases.

(Definition of “palm sb off with sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)