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
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
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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