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  1. foist off, palm off, fob off(verb)

    sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive


  1. palm off(Verb)

    To sell or dispose of (something) with the intent to deceive; to attempt to pass off a counterfeit or inferior product as genuine.

  2. Origin: “Palming” an object (as in a playing card) is a type of sleight of hand, secretly removing the desired article and leaving only the undesired one.

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  • opzadelen, opdringenDutch
  • всучивать, сбывать, сбагривать, подсовыватьRussian

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