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fresh off the boat

Newly immigrated, especially without having yet assimilated the host country's language, culture, and/or behavior. My grandfather was still fresh off the boat when he opened up his business here in 1820, and he didn't speak a lick of English.
See also: boat, fresh, off

fob (someone or something) off on (someone or something)

1. To lie about the goods that one is selling. He's a rube, so we can definitely fob this piece of junk off on him.
2. To turn an unwanted person or thing over to someone else. Why are you fobbing Albert off on me? I don't want to spend time with that dullard any more than you do!
3. To avoid someone or something through lies or deceit. I didn't feel like working in the tutoring center today, so I fobbed my teacher off with the first excuse I could think of.
See also: fob, off, on

fob someone or something off (on or onto someone)

to get rid of someone or something by transferring someone or something to someone. Don't try to fob your girlfriend off on me! He also fobbed off a bad car on Jane. Some car dealers are always trying to fob something off.
See also: fob, off

fob off

1. Sell or dispose of goods by fraud or deception, as in They tried to fob off the zircon as a diamond. [c. 1600]
2. Put off or appease by deceitful means, as in We needed her help but were fobbed off by promises. [c. 1600]
See also: fob, off

fob off

1. To dispose of something by fraud or deception; palm off: The jeweler fobbed off the zircon as a diamond. The crook fobbed the broken computer off as functional.
2. To put someone off or appease someone by deceit or evasion: He wanted to go on a date, but she fobbed him off with excuses. The landlord fobbed off the tenants' complaints for another month.
See also: fob, off


mod. fresh off the boat; as gullible and trusting as a new immigrant. (Initialism. A play on the initials of Free on Board.) Where did you get those FOB shoes? Blue suede is back?
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FOB Salerno had a population of about 4,000 personnel in May 2013, and it took nearly 2 months to get a detailed list of these parties.
The FOB Spin Boldak TCF closure presented our team with a unique set of challenges.
My recommendation to any unit thinking about building a FOB is to allow at least a month of planning and preparation before beginning construction.
I gave the service guy my key and my single key fob, and confirmed that I needed another key fob and floor mats.
In the end, we arrived at FOB Leopard without incident.
We maintain our own FOBs and if we don t receive deposits from the BMC, we will be forced to shut all FOBs on safety grounds, said WR chief PRO, S.
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If a resident moves out and does not return the card or fob, the manager simply deletes the number from the system and the resident no longer has access.
Clearly, something needed to be done about the condition of this soon-to-be FOB, so the order came down through the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to the 15th Sustainment Brigade to make it happen.
At this point, nobody at Camp FOB cares what the fans are getting up to on the Internet.
Tenders are invited for Bycuila -Construction of new Public Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at KM 3/21-22 against replacement of existing public FOB (Chamar Lane FOB), b) Ghatkopar - Reconstruction of Ghatkopar station Public Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at KM 19/6- 7 (Junjunwala College, Pant Nagar).
RF Interference and the Future for Vehicle Entry: This research reveals how thieves know that even the latest key fob systems are vulnerable to simple RF blocking techniques.
The foreign trade balance of Bulgaria (export FOB a import CIF) with third countries for the period January-May 2014 was negative and added up to BGN 1766.