fobbing fobbing


  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


  • Once the Army realized its fiscal blunder, it went to work to rectify it by fobbing off the marks on soldiers and occupation personnel in Germany.


  • Big U.S. banks keeping door open to another financial crisis

    Big banks have watered down rules aimed at keeping them from fobbing bad loans off on investors and ensured loopholes in transparency rules. 'Fundamentally not that much has changed,' an analyst says. There are two ways to think about how far we've come in protecting against a repeat of the financial meltdown five years ago that plunged the world into recession.        
    on September 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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  1. "That is fobbing motorists off for 18 months to a tax inquiry," Mr Dutton said. "This is clever and tricky politics by Mr Rudd by shoving this off to a committee for 18 months, but motorists need support now."
    on May 25, 2008 By: Peter Dutton Source:

  2. "It appears that they are fobbing us off," Gallop said.
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: David Gallop Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "So many politicians are disassociating themselves from this ...... stop fobbing it off to the Supreme Court justices," said Henry, who called for laws placing some limitations on abortion procedures a first step.
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Henry Morgentaler Source:

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