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Related to foists: To dispose of, To find out, cooccur, erred, overseeing
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!
foist something on somebodyalso foist something upon somebody
to force someone to accept or experience something We even foist junk food on children in school cafeterias.
Usage notes: sometimes in the form foist something off on someone: You cannot foist this ridiculous plan off on the public.
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foist off on
To force something, especially something unwanted, worthless, or false, on someone: She foisted off the furniture on the new owners. The peddler foisted his wares off on the unsuspecting crowd.