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Fob Off : Phrases



Meaning:

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.


Example:

Scrooge would always
fob off Bob Cratchet, depriving him of the true value of his employment.


Origin:

This phrase is from the German word
Foppen (to hoax or to jeer) (c. 1600).























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