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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 (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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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.
See also: foist, off, on

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!
See also: foist, off

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.
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The then SSP Malir Rao Anwar, the then DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh along with their 10 absconding subordinates have been booked in the second case for foisting pistols and hand grenades on Naqeeb and three others after killing them in a staged shoot-out in Shah Latif Town on Jan 13.
The defence counsel, Amir Mansoob Qureshi, moved an application seeking quashment of the case arguing that since his client being the then SSP Malir was not present at the time when the alleged fake encounter took place, he had nothing to do with the cases of alleged foisting of the arms and explosives on the victims.
A second case was registered against Rao Anwar and former DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh along with their 10 absconding subordinates for foisting pistols and hand grenades upon Naqeeb and three others after killing them in a staged shoot-out on January 13 in Shah Latif Town.
Too many boomer parents are foisting their private responsibilities onto the public.
Rao Anwar, former DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh and their 10 absconding subordinates were booked in the second case for foisting pistols and hand grenades on Naqeebullah and three others after killing them in a staged shootout in Shah Latif Town on Jan 13.
In his arguments, the defence counsel said since Rao Anwar was not present at the time when the alleged fake encounter took place, he had nothing to do with the alleged foisting of the arms and explosives on the victims.
ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari in a message on the 80th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal stated that the national poet's inspirational message to reconstruct religious thought in Islam needs to be heeded to restore the peaceful, progressive and egalitarian image of Islam.He said that as first step in reconstructing religious thought we must resist attempts to exploit religion and misinterpret it for foisting their political agendas.
After foisting her pa-bebe act of claiming she got stage 4 cancer (now allegedly cured!), she has steadfastly refused to disclose her complete medical records.
KARACHI -- An antiterrorism court reserved on Tuesday its order on a bail application of suspended SSP Rao Anwar in the second case of foisting weapons and explosives on Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others.
The then Malir SSP Rao Anwar, the then DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh along with their 10 absconding subordinates have been booked in the second case for foisting pistols and hand grenades on Naqeeb and three others after killing them in a staged shoot-out in Shah Latif Town on Jan 13.
In his arguments, the defence counsel for Rao Anwar, Amir Mansoob Qureshi, maintained that his client being the then SSP Malir was not involved in alleged foisting of arms and explosives on the victims.
KARACHI -- Police submitted on Friday interim charge sheets against former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and others before the administrative judge of antiterrorism courts in a case of foisting weapons and explosives upon Naqeebullah Mehsud and three other victims.
Rao Anwar and then DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh along with their 10 absconding subordinates have been booked in the second case for foisting pistols and hand grenades upon Naqeeb and three others after killing them in a staged shoot-out on Jan 13 in Shah Latif Town.
KARACHI -- The administrative judge of an antiterrorism court on Tuesday allowed police to grill a deputy superintendent of police, already in detention in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case, in another case for foisting weapons and explosives on Naqeebullah and others.
The investigating officer, DSP Irfan Zaman, appeared before the administrative judge and submitted that a new case was lodged against the former SSP, DSP and other policemen at Shah Latif police station for foisting pistols and hand grenades on Naqeeb and three other deceased after killing them in a staged shootout.