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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 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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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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Too many boomer parents are foisting their private responsibilities onto the public.
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Well, perform already, and quit foisting off these glorified home movies on American viewers.
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Americans have enough image problems around the world without foisting this mugging cutie pie on the unsuspecting.
We need to hold the psychiatric profession accountable for creating these monsters and then foisting them on society.