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palm

2 verb
     
palm2 [transitive]
to hide something in the palm of your hand, especially when you are performing a magic trick or stealing something

palm something ↔ off

phrasal verb
to persuade someone to accept or buy something that is not of good quality or is not the thing that they really want
palm something ↔ off on/onto
He tried to palm off his old books onto me.
palm something ↔ off as
Dealers sometimes palm off fakes as genuine works of art.

palm somebody off with something

phrasal verb
to give someone an explanation that is not true but that you hope they will accept

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