foist (someone or something) off

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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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Much better to foist them off onto a helpline staffed by people more used to selling double glazing.
Heck, these reptiles are digging up the cemetery sprinkler heads, for heaven's sake, and trying to foist them off on metal recycling plants.
An innovative speaker says storage is no problem because he tends "to foist them off on unsuspecting subordinates, nephews, thrift stores, or half-price book stores."