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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. bait and switch(Noun)

    Any similar deceptive behavior, especially in politics and romantic relationships.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bait and switch in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bait and switch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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