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be sold a bill of goods
To be led to believe that a lie is true; to be swindled or conned. So you told me you would study harder if I got you that new video game, but your grades got even worse. Looks like I've been sold a bill of goods!
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be sold a bill of goodsAMERICAN
If you are sold a bill of goods, you are deceived or told something that is not true. I began to realize that I'd been sold a bill of goods, that I wasn't in any way incompetent or lazy.
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