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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sales tactic in which the customer is attracted by an ad for a low-priced item but then is encouraged to buy a higher priced one.

Usage examples (36)
  • This trick—exploiting the desires and weaknesses of the principals to get them to do as we wish—was called bait-and-switch.
  • The stimulus is also a bait-and-switch on employment.
  • Instead, what Mr. Obama offered was a bait-and-switch.
  • Now they are saying that it is sort after bait-and-switch. for more
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