(third-person singular simple present palms off, present participle palming off, simple past and past participle palmed off)
Sometimes appears as pawn off, though this is frequently proscribed as an error. Some dictionaries have begun to recognize this form, and some have noted that the phrase pawn upon even predates palm off. Often, pawn off differs slightly in meaning, not carrying the same connotations of trickery as palm off.
“Palming" an object (as in a playing card) is a type of sleight of hand, secretly removing the desired article and leaving only the undesired one.