sell someone a bill of goods

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deceive someone, usually by persuading them to accept something untrue or undesirable

she was sold a bill of goods about that dog's pedigree

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sell someone a bill of goods — sell (someone) a bill of goods American to make someone believe something that is not true. Politicians have sold all of us a bill of goods, that if we put more people in prison we re going to be safer. The electrician said I d need the outdoor… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sell someone a bill of goods — verb To deceive or cheat someone. He showed no knowledge of his subject, McCarran told newsmen. . . . Someone must have sold him a bill of goods. Syn: misinform …   Wiktionary

  • sell someone a bill of goods — deceive someone. → bill of goods …   English new terms dictionary

  • sell a bill of goods — sell (someone) a bill of goods American to make someone believe something that is not true. Politicians have sold all of us a bill of goods, that if we put more people in prison we re going to be safer. The electrician said I d need the outdoor… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bill of goods — ☆ bill of goods n. a shipment of goods sent to an agent for sale sell someone a bill of goods Informal to persuade someone by deception or misrepresentation to accept, believe, or do something …   English World dictionary

  • bill of goods — noun 1. communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car • Hypernyms: ↑misrepresentation, ↑deceit, ↑deception 2. a consignment of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bill of goods — 1. a quantity or consignment of salable items, as an order, shipment, etc. 2. Informal. a misrepresented, fraudulent, or defective article. 3. sell someone a bill of goods, to defraud or deceive someone: He sold me a bill of goods about that used …   Universalium

  • bill of goods — noun N. Amer. a consignment of merchandise. Phrases sell someone a bill of goods deceive someone …   English new terms dictionary

  • sell — sell1 sellable, adj. /sel/, v., sold, selling, n. v.t. 1. to transfer (goods) to or render (services) for another in exchange for money; dispose of to a purchaser for a price: He sold the car to me for $1000. 2. to deal in; keep or offer for s …   Universalium

  • List of The Bill characters (M-P) — This is a list of characters from the police drama The Bill ordered alphabetically by character surname. For a full list of characters ordered by rank, see list of The Bill characters. The characters are all police officers or civilian staff at… …   Wikipedia

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