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foist 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But the city manager is foisting off a scam in order to get support from some affordable housing agencies that would love additional funds for their programs, no matter how the money was garnered.
So another of the things unions do is to turn reflexively to politics, foisting off on the government functions they would have performed better themselves.
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