mug off

mug off

1. slang To treat someone like or make someone seem like a fool. You're just mugging me off now! They're just kids trying to mug you off. Don't pay them no mind.
2. slang To treat someone in a disrespectful or contemptuous manner. She claims the other contestant mugged her off in front of her teammates as a means of creating drama and tension within the show. It just feels like the band is mugging their fans off, charging so much for a concert ticket and then giving such a horrible performance like that.
3. slang To cheat, swindle, or con someone. I had a feeling the solicitor was mugging us off. Over 10,000 customers have been mugged off by the fraudulent investment firm.
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