fob (someone) off with (something)

fob (someone) off with (something)
(to get (someone) to accept (something worthless): He fobbed me off with promises.) holde hen; spise af; affærdige
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(to get (someone) to accept (something worthless): He fobbed me off with promises.) holde hen; spise af; affærdige

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  • fob sb off with sth — UK US fob sb off (with sth) Phrasal Verb with fob({{}}/fɒb/ verb INFORMAL ► to persuade someone to accept something that is of a low quality, or different to what they really wanted: »The bank delayed on his compensation claim for eight years… …   Financial and business terms

  • fob sb off — UK US fob sb off (with sth) Phrasal Verb with fob({{}}/fɒb/ verb INFORMAL ► to persuade someone to accept something that is of a low quality, or different to what they really wanted: »The bank delayed on his compensation claim for eight years… …   Financial and business terms

  • fob off — There are two ways of using this phrasal verb, either with the person or the thing as the object. You can fob someone off with something (or just fob someone off, with no further complement stated), or you can fob something off on someone; in… …   Modern English usage

  • fob — fob1 [ fab ] verb ,fob off phrasal verb transitive 1. ) to give someone an answer or explanation that is not true or complete, in order to make them stop asking questions or complaining: I m tired of being fobbed off. fob someone off with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fob off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fob off : present tense I/you/we/they fob off he/she/it fobs off present participle fobbing off past tense fobbed off past participle fobbed off 1) to give someone an answer or explanation that is not true or… …   English dictionary

  • fob sth off on sb — UK US fob sth off on sb Phrasal Verb with fob({{}}/fɒb/ verb INFORMAL ► to make someone buy or accept something that is not of a good quality or not what they really wanted: »Discounts should not mean that shops can fob off faulty goods on… …   Financial and business terms

  • fob off — verb sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive • Syn: ↑foist off, ↑palm off • Topics: ↑crime, ↑offense, ↑criminal offense, ↑criminal offence, ↑offence, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fob — 1 verb fobbing, fobbed fob sb off phrasal verb (T) 1 to try to stop someone complaining or asking questions by giving them explanations, excuses etc that are obviously untrue : fob sb off with: He tried to fob her off with some story about losing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fob — fob1 [fɔb US fa:b] v past tense and past participle fobbed present participle fobbing informal fob off [fob sb<=>off] phr v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: fob to deceive (16 19 centuries)] 1.) to tell someone something that is not true in order… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fob something off on — he fobbed off the chairmanship on Clifford: IMPOSE, palm off, unload, dump, get rid of, foist, offload; saddle someone with something, land someone with something, lumber someone with something. → fob …   Useful english dictionary

  • fob — fob1 /fob/, n. 1. a small pocket just below the waistline in trousers for a watch, keys, change, etc. Cf. watch pocket. 2. a short chain or ribbon, usually with a medallion or similar ornament, attached to a watch and worn hanging from a pocket.… …   Universalium

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