foist (something) (up)on (one)

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foist (something) (up)on (one)

To force or impose something unwanted or worthless on one. Why are you trying to foist all of these old hats on me? You're cleaning out your attic, aren't you? With Hollywood always foisting garbage upon us, it's a breath of fresh air when a quality film appears in theaters.
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The current face of medicine, created by new expectations and demands that we have permitted policy makers to foist upon us over the last 20 years, is not smiling upon us.
Gaddie adds, "We need to ensure that we do not foist upon ourselves unintended legal and constitutional changes.
He added, 'While the housing market in the first half of 2003 undoubtedly presented varying regional conditions, there was little sign of the market collapse which certain commentators at times seemed determined to foist upon us.
At first she spurns his offer as testily as the marriage proposals her parents foist upon her, but then she is tempted by the chance for an exciting adventure at last.
By exploiting radical initiatives at local levels and using carefully coordinated talking points and weasel words, globalists intend to foist upon us a brave new world of tax-and- spend on a scale that will make us yearn for the good ol' days of the IRS.
But I do wonder just how many other aspects of adult life - good, grubby or dangerous - will we feel it necessary to foist upon our kids before we remember that, actually, they're just kids.
If and when it does, I hope that Mr Rhodri (WAG) Morgan will apologise to Welsh consumers, as he will share the blame for letting Whitehall foist upon us a new generation of massive windfarms, of which Cefn Croes is just the first.
But, hey, when the gals aren't jabbering, the show is at least incredibly true to what it's about, with plenty of in-your-face anatomy - none of that endlessly tedious titillation with no follow-through that ``Big Brother'' continues to foist upon viewers.
And how come Brazil can spawn visions of beauty like supermodel Giselle (right) and practically every other female in Rio yet also foist upon the world plugs like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos?
This campaign is about more than just providing a racial patronage system; it is an attempt to gain an unearned stranglehold over the media - and then, presumably, to foist upon the public whateverthe NAACP regards as ``black ideas.
He stated that: "Even in the eyes of those who would foist upon us elected presidents as an alternative, she (the Queen) has been a magnificent figurehead.