Palm off


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Palm off

To misrepresent inferior goods of one producer as superior goods made by a reputable, well-regarded competitor in order to gain commercial advantage and promote sales.

The doctrine of palming off is applied to the particular facts of a case in which the defendant is accused of engaging in Unfair Competition against the plaintiff.

See: foist
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Any decision by Conwy council to remove the facility or palm off responsibility must rest with the council alone.
Garden centres are always trying to palm off rubbish to the unsuspecting.
It's been there from his first try for Wales as he broke away from a line-out and seemed to palm off half the French team, thundering towards the line.
Trying to palm off a burping, (flatulent) blonde as entertainment shows a real lack of judgment (and class).
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Local television is noted for trying to palm off quickie call-in "polls" as representative of the views of their communities, a practice [that] sheds little real light on an issue and only serves to confuse viewers about the reliability of any poll.
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