He or she, with lazy, vague, and windy legislation, FOBS the lawmaking off on somebody we elect to execute laws.
My friend, Jack-boots, now pulls out a bull's-eye watch with two FOBS, and tells the time with a sort of sulky satisfaction.
Pox take the Tailors for making the FOBS so deep and narrow!
Behold his smiling face and say if any telegraph operator could be so slow as to believe him a fingerer of other men's FOBS.
There were two pockets which we could not enter: these he called his FOBS.
I had rings on all my fingers and watches in both my FOBS, canes, trinkets, and snuffboxes of all sorts.
FOBS: small pockets in the waistband of trousers to receive a watch.
FOBS of gold seals, &c., were worn, and eye-glasses attached to a black ribbon is a noticeable feature.
He passed on to his FOBS, explored the first, returned to the second.
They divine purses in pockets, they scent out watches in FOBS.
1650s, "small pocket for valuables," probably related to Low German fobke "pocket," High German fuppe "pocket," "a dialectal word used in Livonia" [Klein]. Meaning "chain attached to a watch carried in the fob" is from 1885.
"to cheat," late 14c., from obsolete noun fobbe "cheat, trickster" (late 14c.), perhaps from Old French forbe "cheat" [OED]. Alternative etymology holds that the word is perhaps related to German foppen "to jeer at, make a fool of" (see fop); or from German fuppen, einfuppen "to pocket stealthily," which would connect it to fob (n.). To fob (someone) off is first recorded 1590s. Related: Fobbed; fobbing.