What does bait and switch mean?

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Carvin:

    IRS pulled a bait and switch.

  2. Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    It was a bait-and-switch, it wasn't what we've been told. It wasn't what we had been promised.

  3. Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks:

    It’s not real, this was Donald Trump first time visiting a black church. What you see here is a bait and switch.

  4. Beth Lowell:

    Americans might love salmon, but as our study reveals, they may be falling victim to a bait and switch, when consumers opt for wild-caught U.S. salmon, they do n’t expect to get a farmed or lower-value product of questionable origins. This type of Seafood Fraud can have serious ecological and economic consequences. Not only are consumers getting ripped off, but responsible U.S. fishermen are being cheated when fraudulent products lower the price for their hard-won catch.

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