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bill of goods

noun
1.
a quantity or consignment of salable items, as an order, shipment, etc.
2.
Informal. a misrepresented, fraudulent, or defective article.
Idioms
3.
sell someone a bill of goods, to defraud or deceive someone:
He sold me a bill of goods about that used car.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • Twitter is going to sell a bill of goods to a prospective buyer, convince this big company of its potential value.
  • Theologians who do not think of themselves as unethical nevertheless sell their pew-sitting laity a bill of goods.
  • Later, perhaps, the journalists are surprised and believe they have been sold a bill of goods.
  • Many applicants believed they were oversold on a bill of goods.

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