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Words nearby bait-and-switch
Example sentences from the Web for bait-and-switch
“Sometimes the bait-and-switch is legitimate because apartments go so fast,” he says.
Bait-and-switch was the whole glorious gimmick of high-low editing, and I am happily guilty on every count.Tina Brown: Why Kim Kardashian Isn’t ‘Aspirational'|Tina Brown|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There may be a backlash for this bait-and-switch among some independent voters, but probably not from most Tea Party activists.
Politically committed directors who want to reach a large public often try what might be termed a bait-and-switch strategy.
Idioms and Phrases with bait-and-switch
A deceptive commercial practice in which customers are induced to visit a store by an advertised sale item and then are told that it is out of stock or that it is far inferior to some more expensive item. For example, I won't buy a car from this outfit; they're notorious for their bait and switch tactics. The verb to bait has meant to supply a hook or trap with a morsel of food so as to attract a fish or animal since about 1300; the verb to switch has meant to change, alter, or transfer from one thing to another since the 1890s. The pairing of the two, however, dates only from the 1920s, although the practice is surely much older. It is called switch-selling in Britain.