WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ˈbill of ˈgoods, n. [countable;  usually singular]
  • Businessa quantity of items for sale, as an order or shipment.
  • Informal Termsa falsely advertised or defective article:sold me a bill of goods.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    bill of goods, 
    1. Businessa quantity or consignment of salable items, as an order, shipment, etc.
    2. Informal Termsa misrepresented, fraudulent, or defective article.
    3. Idiomssell someone a bill of goods, to defraud or deceive someone:He sold me a bill of goods about that used car.
    • 1925–30

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