foist off

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Verb1.foist off - sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
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At the same time, we must be mindful of those with good ideas who foist off the support and maintenance of their grant-funded projects on the library infrastructure.
GENTLE READER: There is no grandparent conspiracy to foist off the shopping, as far as Miss Manners knows.
But where did the idea arise that an AI should not only be able to foist off its own sole negligence onto another party's insurance, but it should be entitled to do so?