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wish someone or something (off) on someone

to foist someone or something off on someone else. I would never wish my uncle off on you, even for an hour. I wouldn't wish off my cousin Roger on anyone. I wouldn't wish this matter on you.
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wish on

Foist or impose something on another, as in I wouldn't wish this job on my worst enemy. [Early 1900s]
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wish on

or wish upon
v.
1. To impose or force something on someone; foist something on someone: Her enemies wished a hard life on her. I would never wish such a cruel punishment upon anyone.
2. To call on some charm or omen to grant a wish: Some people wish on falling stars. If I find a four-leaf clover, I'll wish upon it for a successful time in school.
See also: on, wish