Definition of fob off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fob off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    fob somebodyoff (with something)

     
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  1. 1to try to stop somebody asking questions or complaining by telling them something that is not true Don't let him fob you off with any more excuses. She wouldn't be fobbed off this time.
  2. 2to give somebody something that is not what they want or is of worse quality than they want He was unaware that he was being fobbed off with out-of-date stock.
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