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foist someone or something off (on someone or something)

to cast someone or something unwanted off on someone or a group. Please don't try to foist cheap merchandise off on me. Don't foist off your brother on me! You can't foist that stuff off! It's worthless! People won't buy it!
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Some woodsellers around here are trying to foist off ricks with only 12-inch long logs in them.
Clearly, the UTU all along has been expecting to foist off on the BLE its notion of what would come of these talks," Monin said.
But the promoters, from something called Boxing International LLC, actually are trying to foist off the Foreman-Holmes encounter as a meaningful battle between two excellent athletes who are the future of the sport.
But some genuine pieces with full sets of hallmarks have no burilladas and some modern silversmiths imitate the zigzags in order to foist off their reproductions as genuine.
Well, let's just look at what he's trying to foist off here.
IN parts of Michigan, my friend Ann contends, people only lock their car doors during the height of the zucchini season for fear of desperate neighbors who wish to foist off their extra homegrown zucchini rather than face the specter of zucchini for breakfast, lunch and dinner.