from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A consignment of items for sale.
- n. Informal A plan, promise, or offer, especially one that is dishonest or misleading: "The salesman himself . . . is often depicted as the ultimate sucker, who has fallen for his own cheesy bill of goods” ( Walter Goodman).
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- n. A collection of items purchased or offered for sale.
- n. A set of misleading or deceptive claims; misinformation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
- n. a consignment of merchandise
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A lot of scientists and so-called geniuses tried to sell me a bill of goods on how to make this atomic bomb.
And he sold me a bill of goods that I couldn't go to Oklahoma; I had to go up to Clarksville,
Hospital Savings and we sold a bill of goods to the National Blue Cross