bill of goods
[ biluhv goodz ]
/ ˈbɪl əv ˈgʊdz /
a quantity or consignment of salable items, as an order, shipment, etc.
Informal. a misrepresented, fraudulent, or defective article.
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Idioms for bill of goods
sell someone a bill of goods, Informal. 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
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