sell someone bill goods

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:
1925–30

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bill of goods

noun
1. communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable; "they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car" 
2. a consignment of merchandise 
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