foist off(redirected from foisted them off)
To force or impose unwanted or worthless person or thing on someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "foist" and "off." They're always foisting off their worst employees on our branch. With Hollywood always foisting garbage off, 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 all of a sudden? You're just trying to clear out your attic, aren't you?
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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!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.