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

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