Bill of Goods


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Bill of Goods

1. A list of goods a salesman offers to sell.

2. A communication a salesman makes to convince someone to buy something he/she otherwise would not.
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and Canada were being sold a bill of goods by the right wing politicians pushing for the privatization and deregulation of public services.
As Professor Hill - er, Bush - sets off across America, selling his bill of goods to the nation's workers, I'm left feeling like a cruelly jilted Marian.
Bill Clinton is selling the American public a bill of goods with NAFTA.
They don't want to be sold a bill of goods with a lot of fancy talk.
We were sold a bill of goods and we're paying for it now,'' said Commissioner Rick Caruso, who said the city should consider scrapping the entire response policy because the alarm industry hasn't upheld its end of the bargain.
to spend a half-million on maglev will not show it as a leader in transportation (but) will only show it is gullible to anyone selling a bill of goods,'' said Ken Alpern, president of The Transit Coalition.
The Daily News, which helped sell the rest of the bill of goods, sees this as all the more reason to docilely back Bush.
Obviously, city officials didn't do their homework before they sold the public a bill of goods to support Proposition F, a $532 million bond measure that was needed to modernize dangerously outmoded stations and build new ones to provide for the public's safety.
I think the public has been sold a bill of goods that when you open it up and look inside as to how effective term limits have been, you'll find it's not been very effective at all,'' Baca said.
Allow those in athletics to run roughshod over the first 10 amendments and our Bill of Rights inches one step closer to becoming just another bill of goods.
Scheduled to graduate next summer, those 5-year-olds - and their parents - were sold a bill of goods by district officials merely because they were the Class of 2000.
A considerable number of people out and out hate the movie, with many moviegoers feeling they've been sold a poorly lit, shakily filmed bill of goods.