[ buhm-steer ]
/ ˈbʌm ˌstɪər /
a piece of erroneous or misleading information or advice: He's been our broker for ten years, and far too honest and knowledgeable to give us a bum steer.
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British Dictionary definitions for bum steer
slang, mainly US false or misleading information or advice
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Idioms and Phrases with bum steer
False or misleading information; poor advice. For example, Gene felt his doctor had given him a bum steer, as he hadn't lost any weight on the diet. [Slang; c. 1920]
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