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bill of goods

Lies. Often used in the phrase "sell (one) a bill of goods." So you told me you would study harder, and then your grades got even worse. Looks like you sold me a bill of goods! Mike told me that he would stay away from Liz, since he knew I liked her, and yet, there he is, flirting with her! I was sold a bill of goods!
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We were sold a bill of goods and we're paying for it now,'' said Commissioner Rick Caruso, who said the city should consider scrapping the entire response policy because the alarm industry hasn't upheld its end of the bargain.
to spend a half-million on maglev will not show it as a leader in transportation (but) will only show it is gullible to anyone selling a bill of goods,'' said Ken Alpern, president of The Transit Coalition.
The Daily News, which helped sell the rest of the bill of goods, sees this as all the more reason to docilely back Bush.
I think the public has been sold a bill of goods that when you open it up and look inside as to how effective term limits have been, you'll find it's not been very effective at all,'' Baca said.
Allow those in athletics to run roughshod over the first 10 amendments and our Bill of Rights inches one step closer to becoming just another bill of goods.
Scheduled to graduate next summer, those 5-year-olds - and their parents - were sold a bill of goods by district officials merely because they were the Class of 2000.
A considerable number of people out and out hate the movie, with many moviegoers feeling they've been sold a poorly lit, shakily filmed bill of goods.
If the Republican leadership insists on passing this bill of goods, this charade, President Clinton will veto it in a minute,'' Gore said.
Not the toughest bill of goods, you'd think, but Verdi apparently found a lady of the, ah, proper proportions only in two or three top sopranos of his day.
Voters were sold another bill of goods three years ago when they were told the $750 million Proposition K property tax assessment was ``for the kids,'' for at-risk youths with nothing better to do than get in trouble.
Most courts would say that's fine, because you're telling us the truth and you're not trying to sell the public a bill of goods,'' he said.
A This individual clearly has some sales skills, because he has sold you and your associates a bill of goods.