Fob Off : Phrases
To offer someone an inadequate explanation or reward; give them less than they deserve; cheat them out of something; to sell or dispose of goods by fraud or deception.
Scrooge would always fob off Bob Cratchet, depriving him of the true value of his employment.
This phrase is from the German word Foppen (to hoax or to jeer) (c. 1600).
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