bait-and-switch: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bāt'n-swich'), [key]
- denoting a deceptive method of selling, by which customers, attracted to a store by sale items, are told either that the advertised bargain item is out of stock or is inferior to a higher-priced item that is available.
- an act or instance of such practice.
- bait-and-switch (Thesaurus)