bill of goods

  1. communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
    they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car
  2. a consignment of merchandise
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  • Muslims have a fantastic ability to turn on and off their "deeply sincere" beliefs when it comes to fooling non-Muslims, whether selling in a souk (that metalwork zarf-and-finjan set in Morocco, the hubble-bubble pipe in Egypt, the carpet in Damascus), or outside the souk, selling Infidels a bill of goods. Jihad Watch
  • Consumers seeking relief from phone hucksters shouldn't be sold a bill of goods by their government.
  • Yet Tea Party acolytes remain enthralled by those who are selling them a bill of goods to build their own ratings, their electoral prospects or their speaker fees -- with little regard for whether they are leading America further down a path of cynicism, and contributing to the further dysfunction of a political system that seems incapable of addressing the real and deepening problems that we face. David Paul: The Problem Is Not Jon Stewart
  • Parents have been sold a bill of goods that is highly destructive, because it overemphasises infant and toddler nurturing to the detriment of long-term parental and educational responsibilities. Why parents shouldn't feel guilty if they can't devote time to their toddlers
  • they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car
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