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foist (something) (up)on (one)

To force or impose something unwanted or worthless on one. Why are you trying to foist all of these old hats on me? You're cleaning out your attic, aren't you? With Hollywood always foisting garbage upon us, it's a breath of fresh air when a quality film appears in theaters.
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foist someone or something off (on someone or something)

to cast someone or something unwanted off on someone or a group. Please don't try to foist cheap merchandise off on me. Don't foist off your brother on me! You can't foist that stuff off! It's worthless! People won't buy it!
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foist off on

v.
To force something, especially something unwanted, worthless, or false, on someone: She foisted off the furniture on the new owners. The peddler foisted his wares off on the unsuspecting crowd.
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What we want is for men like Mr Fahy is to get some proper coppers back on the streets, enforce the laws we have and stop trying to foist the responsibility for crimefighting on to everybody else.
16) For several subsequent years up to and including 1561 he refers to this escort boat as either a pinnace or a foist, and in each case describes it as gaily decorated with many flags and pennons, and as having trumpets and drums in addition to the cannon fire.
That convocation was a closed, secret affair, in which the "Presidium," headed by Giscard d'Estaing, constructed the new governing system that they intend to foist on Europeans--whether they want it or not.
Foist didn't sparkle in two runs at Southwell earlier in the year, but ran a much more encouraging race last time at Beverley when getting into all sorts of trouble prior to finishing sixth to Cantina.
Foist, another soft-ground performer, goes particularly well at Hamilton, and can gain his third win of the season in the Team Kier Apprentice Series Handicap (2.
Currently, many banks are prohibited from using a variety of highly desirable third party/non-core fee generating consumer and small business offerings because of the integration issues these vendors requirements foist on an already overburdened IT staff.
Kelly (ECHO Letters, Dec 14) - you can have the Tesco regeneration they are trying to foist on Kirkby as long as you take the Everton football stadium that goes with it.
It is an experiment that they want to try to foist on this entire country.
Although we have no laws against hypocrisy, the question has arisen over whether Sarah Brady broke one of the laws she helped foist on her fellow citizens.
PROPOSALS to withdraw driving licences in order to foist ID cards on motorists should be another nail in the coffin of an expensive and unworkable idea.
Who would belie ve that our own Prime Minister would sign away our freedom in a new European Constitution and foist his act of betrayal upon the British people?
THE architect, property developers, plus a few councillors , who are all so determined to foist that monstrous carbuncle on an unwilling city, keep saying that the existing Three Graces in their time met with similar opposition from the people of Liverpool.
My view is we should not, under any circumstances allow the Labour government to foist this ill thought-out venture upon us.
Two is already one too many and for Camelot to try to foist another on us to bump up their profits is ludicrous.
But after trying to foist the bill on taxpayers, on Mar.