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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.
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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.
See also: foist, off, on
References in classic literature ?
He no longer believed what Zeena had told him of the supposed seriousness of her state: he saw in her expedition to Bettsbridge only a plot hatched between herself and her Pierce relations to foist on him the cost of a servant; and for the moment wrath predominated.