bait-and-switch

[beyt-n-swich]

adjective

denoting a deceptive method of selling, by which customers, attracted to a store by sale items, are told either that the advertised bargain item is out of stock or is inferior to a higher-priced item that is available.

noun

an act or instance of such practice.

Nearby words

  1. baisa,
  2. baisakhi,
  3. bait,
  4. bait and switch,
  5. bait casting,
  6. baited,
  7. baitfish,
  8. baith,
  9. baiza,
  10. baize

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