pawn off vs palm off :

pawn off or palm off

Somebody defrauds you by using sleight of hand (literal or figurative) to “palm” the object you wanted and give you something inferior instead. The expression is not “to pawn off,” but “to palm off.”

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Definitions

  • v  sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive
News & Articles

  • ‘Lemon’ aid for new pets
    ALBANY — New York is trying to make it tougher to pawn off a bum pet.The state Legislature has voted to strengthen the “pet-lemon law,” a consumer-protection measure for animal owners who find out too late that their yellow Labrador was a poorly bred or that their kitten is sickly...
    June 28, 2013 - New York Post
  • Leg. votes to toughen pet "lemon" law
    New York is trying to make it tougher to pawn off a bum pet.
    June 27, 2013 - WIVB Buffalo
  • NY Legislature votes to toughen pet 'lemon' law
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is trying to make it tougher to pawn off a bum pet in hopes of cracking down on puppy mills.
    June 27, 2013 - New Jersey Herald