To fob off

Related to To fob off: they'll, self-glorification
to shift off by an artifice; to put aside; to delude with a trick."A conspiracy of bishops could prostrate and fob off the right of the people."
- Milton.

See also: Fob

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Cars drive onto the pavement, at least one occupant disembarks, usually leaving at least one person in the car, presumably to fob off any traffic warden who should appear, and the car remains there while the culprit does whatever errand he wishes to do.
But if it was OK for Bush to fob off policy questions, for Dean the rules were different.
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