foist (someone or something) off

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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 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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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.
We've been foisting off on them perhaps the most critical responsibility we have as car people: coming up with a vision for what future products should be.