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fob

  
  ( fobs    plural & 3rd person present)   ( fobbing    present participle)   ( fobbed    past tense & past participle  ) In former times, a fob was a short chain or piece of cloth which fastened a man's watch to his clothing.      n-count   fob off      phrasal verb   If someone fobs you off, they tell you something just to stop you asking questions.,   (disapproval)    I've asked her about it but she fobs me off...      V n P  
Don't be fobbed off with excuses.      be V-ed P with n  
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fob off

  
1    appease, deceive, equivocate with, flannel     (Brit. informal)   give (someone) the run-around     (informal)   put off, stall  
2    dump, foist, get rid of, inflict, palm off, pass off, unload  

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fob off, fob off, foible, forbid

FOB n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.

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