sell a bill of goods
Deceive, swindle, take unfair advantage of, as in He was just selling you a bill of goods when he said he worked as a secret agent, or Watch out if anyone says he wants to trade bikes with you; he's apt to be selling you a bill of goods. The bill of goods here means “a dishonest offer.” [c. 1920]
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“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.
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But at the heart of this “Truther” conspiracy theory is the idea that “someone” wants to destroy Bill Cosby.
Politico has reported that some Republican donors see Scalise as damaged goods.
Sweden excluded British goods, conformably to the continental system established by Bonaparte.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He couldn't sell them; he couldn't burn them; he was even compelled to insure them, to his intense disgust.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The lack of bill buyers in foreign countries who will quote as low rates on dollar as on sterling bills.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips