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bait-and-switch

[beyt-n-swich] /ˈbeɪt nˈswɪtʃ/
adjective
1.
denoting a deceptive method of selling, by which customers, attracted to a store by sale items, are told either that the advertised bargain item is out of stock or is inferior to a higher-priced item that is available.
noun
2.
an act or instance of such practice.
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Examples for bait-and-switch
  • Maybe this is a bait-and-switch-build up the mystery, but then tell viewers that a wandering herbivore was really responsible.
  • But in a way, the bait-and-switch made perfect sense.
  • Then, let's talk about the bait-and-switch involved with cap-and-trade.

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