When you set up a stand at a county fair and try to sell homemade jewelry to passersby, this is an example of a time when you try to peddle your jewelry.
When you try to sell the idea of universal health care to the public, this is an example of a time when you try to peddle the idea.
To peddle life insurance.
Origin of peddle
- Back-formation from peddler V., intr., sense 2, probably influenced by piddle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition