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foist (something) (up)on (one)

To force or impose something unwanted or worthless on one. Why are you trying to foist all of these old hats on me? You're cleaning out your attic, aren't you? With Hollywood always foisting garbage upon us, it's a breath of fresh air when a quality film appears in theaters.
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This seeing involves illusory notions I have of other persons, limited understandings of a situation, and unreal expectations that I foist upon others.
I am not interested in the fancy buildings and other monstrosities they plan to foist upon us, but for goodness' sake show our chairman the respect he deserves.
The current face of medicine, created by new expectations and demands that we have permitted policy makers to foist upon us over the last 20 years, is not smiling upon us.
Gaddie adds, "We need to ensure that we do not foist upon ourselves unintended legal and constitutional changes....
He added, 'While the housing market in the first half of 2003 undoubtedly presented varying regional conditions, there was little sign of the market collapse which certain commentators at times seemed determined to foist upon us.'
At first she spurns his offer as testily as the marriage proposals her parents foist upon her, but then she is tempted by the chance for an exciting adventure at last.
By exploiting radical initiatives at local levels and using carefully coordinated talking points and weasel words, globalists intend to foist upon us a brave new world of tax-and- spend on a scale that will make us yearn for the good ol' days of the IRS.
And how come Brazil can spawn visions of beauty like supermodel Giselle (right) and practically every other female in Rio yet also foist upon the world plugs like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos?
If and when it does, I hope that Mr Rhodri (WAG) Morgan will apologise to Welsh consumers, as he will share the blame for letting Whitehall foist upon us a new generation of massive windfarms, of which Cefn Croes is just the first.