bum steer

noun

slang, mainly US false or misleading information or advice

Nearby words

  1. bum,
  2. bum around,
  3. bum bag,
  4. bum out,
  5. bum rap,
  6. bum's rush,
  7. bum-rush,
  8. bumbailiff,
  9. bumbershoot,
  10. bumble

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Idioms and Phrases with bum steer

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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