Значение идиомы palm off

[palm off] {v.}, {informal} 1. To sell or give bypretending it is something more valuable; to sell or give by trickery.

He palmed off his own painting as a Rembrandt.

The salesmanpalmed off pine wood floors as oak.

Syn.: FOB OFF, PASS OFF. 2. Todeceive by a trick or lie.

He palmed his creditors offwith a great show of prosperity.

Syn.: PUT OFF. 3. To introducesomeone as a person he isn’t; present in a false pretense.

Hepalmed the girl off as a real Broadway actress.


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