fobbed fobbed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
  2. (n) an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
  3. (n) short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
  4. (v) deceive somebody

Usage(s):

  1. Still, season after season, Broadway imports some foreign shows of such pristine simple-mindedness that they could not be fobbed off on a shut-in from Cucamonga.
  2. At its end, the Chinese no longer felt that they had been fobbed off with nothing but promises.
  3. Rand's neighbors were not so easily fobbed off.

Quotes

  1. "When they asked about their wages, they were fobbed off with false promises and threats," Workplace Ombudsman executive director Michael Campbell said.
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Michael Campbell Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "When I attempted to ask Pansy Wong, with written questions (see attached) about the function at Parliament, she fobbed me off with the claim that it was a private event organised by the New Zealand Chinese Business Chamber," said Chris Carter....
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Chris Carter Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

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