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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   us   /pɑːm/ verb [T]
to give someone an ​untrue or ​unsatisfactoryanswer, 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 ​feebleexcuse.
(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   us   /pɑːm/ 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 ​publicsectorworkers be palmed off with below-inflation ​ratepayincreases.
(Definition of palm sb off with sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “palm sb off with sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 用(不实或应付之词或无价值之物)打发(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用(不實或應付之辭或無價值之物)打發(某人)…
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