palm sth off

palm sth off
UK US palm sth off
Phrasal Verb with palm({{}}/pɑːm/ verb
INFORMAL
to give away something, or persuade someone to accept something, which you know has little value: palm sth off on sb »

She was trying to palm that useless office space off on us.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • palm something off — FOIST, fob off, get rid of, dispose of, unload. → palm * * * sell or dispose of something by misrepresentation or fraud they palmed off their shoddiest products on the Russians * * * ˌpalm sthˈoff (on/onto sb) | ˌpalm sbˈoff (with sth) derived… …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm something off on somebody — ˌpalm sthˈoff (on/onto sb) | ˌpalm sbˈoff (with sth) derived (informal) to persuade sb to accept sth that has no value or that you do not want, especially by tricking them • She s always palming the worst jobs off on her assistant. • Make sure he …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm something off onto somebody — ˌpalm sthˈoff (on/onto sb) | ˌpalm sbˈoff (with sth) derived (informal) to persuade sb to accept sth that has no value or that you do not want, especially by tricking them • She s always palming the worst jobs off on her assistant. • Make sure he …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm something off as something — ˌpalm sth ˈoff as sth derived (informal) to tell sb that sth is better than it is, especially in order to sell it • They were trying to palm the table off as a genuine antique. Main entry: ↑palmderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm sb off with sth — UK US palm sb off with sth Phrasal Verb with palm({{}}/pɑːm/ verb INFORMAL ► 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • palm — 1 noun (C) 1 the inside surface of your hand between the base of your fingers and your wrist: He held the pebble in the palm of his hand. 2 a palm tree 3 hold/have sb in the palm of your hand to have a strong influence on someone, so that they do …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌpalm sb/sth ˈoff — phrasal verb informal to get rid of someone or something that you do not want by persuading someone else to take or buy them from you …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • palm — palm1 [pa:m US pa:m, pa:lm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of hand)¦ 2¦(tree)¦ 3 hold/have somebody in the palm of your hand 4 read somebody s palm ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PART OF HAND)¦ the inside surface of your hand, in which you hold things in sb s palm ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • palm — [pɑːm] noun [C] I 1) the inside part of your hand, between your fingers and your wrist 2) a PALM TREE II verb palm [pɑːm] palm sb/sth off …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hand — hand1 W1S1 [hænd] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of body)¦ 2¦(help)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4 get out of hand 5 on the other hand 6 hands off 7 in hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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