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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)

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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)
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