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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.
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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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But some genuine pieces with full sets of hallmarks have no burilladas and some modern silversmiths imitate the zigzags in order to foist off their reproductions as genuine.
Well, let's just look at what he's trying to foist off here.
IN parts of Michigan, my friend Ann contends, people only lock their car doors during the height of the zucchini season for fear of desperate neighbors who wish to foist off their extra homegrown zucchini rather than face the specter of zucchini for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
That makes these a more candylike version of those Tagalong Peanut Butter Patties parents of Girl Scouts are always trying to foist off on me - except with better ingredients and a lesser price tag for not having a hidden charitable donation.