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Palm Off

(To) wares, tricks, etc., upon the unwary. The allusion is to jugglers, who conceal in the palm of their hand what they pretend to dispose of in some other way. These jugglers were sometimes called palmers.

“You may palm upon us new for old.”

Dryden

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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