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Definition of bait-and-switch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bait-and-switch

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
[countable, usually singular]
 
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a selling method where advertisements for low-priced products are used to attract customers, who are then persuaded to buy something more expensive
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bait-and-switch