You won’t believe this story: palm sth off – phrasal verb

This story below has to be the Facebook status update of the day, perhaps even the best one of the year.

But for now, we can definitely say that this is excellent English reading practice for today. 🙂

The whole story is funny, but you might need to know this phrasal verb to fully understand

PHRASAL VERB OF THE DAY: to palm sb off with sth

Definition/meaning: to palm somebody off with something:

  • to trick or persuade someone to take something;
  • to get rid of or dispose of something by fraud or deception;


  • The salesman tried to palm off a zircon as a diamond
  • Yesterday, a man in a pub tried to palm some old coins off on to me. He said they were from some pirate's treasure chest.


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