be sold a bill of goods

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!
See also: bill, good, of, sold

be sold a bill of goods

AMERICAN
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.
See also: bill, good, of, sold