bill of goods

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

Origin of bill of goods

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018