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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 off on (one)

To force or impose something unwanted or worthless on one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "foist" and "off." Why are you trying to foist all of these old hats off on me? You're cleaning out your attic, aren't you? With Hollywood always foisting garbage off on us, it's a breath of fresh air when a quality film appears in theaters.
See also: foist, off, on

foist (someone or something) off

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

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!
See also: foist, off

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.
As I shall show, the galley-foist (sometimes just 'foist') in London definitely can be distinguished from the lord mayor's barge.
From the monthly meeting of the Little Sisters Aid Society for Underprivileged Leprechauns, to the MCXXVII Annual Symposium on Technopeasants, to state dinners, speakers -- already coerced into talking to audiences who'd rather be somewhere else -- tremble in high anxiety waiting to see what new mementos will be foisted upon them.
My MP has played a key part in this decision to foist GM crops on the UK, despite clear responses to Government consultations that they are not wanted.
Mick Easterby is the trainer to follow at Southwell today, where he has a fine chance of a double with Mujagem in the London Fillies' Handicap (3.45) and Foist in the Liverpool Handicap (Div 1) (4.45), writes Colin Russell.
Significantly, the court stated as follows: "There is no discernable public interest which would require the courts to foist on a landlord a pornographic use of his or her private property by virtue of the silence of the prospective tenant.
It's not enough that they foist rubbish on viewers, but they also get discredited presenters as hosts.
This seeing involves illusory notions I have of other persons, limited understandings of a situation, and unreal expectations that I foist upon others.
But the heavy-handed bludgeoning and the obvious unfairness (and probable criminality) involved in using EU personnel and funds to foist this program on French voters ultimately backfired.
Smith professed to be offended by the comment; her attorney vilified Ruiz in the media as being insensitive and desperate to foist blame on anyone but her client.
But it's hard to sympathise with a sanctimonious breed who foist the likes of Stan Collymore and Benito Carbone on a hapless manager and then expect him to work miracles or pay the price of failure with his livelihood?
Ciara actually has to climb into a giant rabbit suit every day and foist flyers for new mobile phone company EASI into shoppers' hands.
Boiler Room, the recent and highly entertaining film about rogue stockbrokers who foist junk investments on unwitting and malleable investors, strives mightily to be more than a mere diversion.
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 (2.45).
Through those years, the concept has remained essentially the same despite the various vehicles its single minded proponents have used to foist it upon Washington citizens.