foist off on

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foist (someone something) off on (one)

To force or impose unwanted or worthless person or thing on one. The object of "foist" can be used between "off" and "on" instead. They're always foisting off their worst employees on our branch. With Hollywood always foisting garbage off on us, it's a breath of fresh air when a quality film appears in theaters. Why are you trying to foist all of these old hats off on me? You're just trying to clear out your attic, aren't you?
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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.