fob off (1)INFORMAL
Meaning: to give someone something of low quality or little value
- fob sb off with sth He knows a lot about jade, so there's no way they can fob him off with some worthless white stone.
- be fobbed off with sth I wasn't going to be fobbed off with some sort of cheap copy.
A guy selling jewellery tried to fob me off with
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Contributor: Matt Errey