Definitions for bait and switch
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bait′ and switch′(n.)
the practice of attracting customers to a store with bargain prices, then attempting to sell them higher-priced items.
bait and switch(noun)
a deceptive way of selling that involves advertising a product at a very low price in order to attract customers who are then persuaded to switch to a more expensive product
bait and switch(Noun)
Any similar deceptive behavior, especially in politics and romantic relationships.
Bait-and-switch is a form of fraud used in retail sales but also employed in other contexts. First, customers are "baited" by merchants' advertising products or services at a low price, but when customers visit the store, they discover that the advertised goods are not available, or the customers are pressured by sales people to consider similar, but higher priced items.
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