Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
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.
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!