bait-and-switch

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bait-and-switch (not comparable)

  1. Relating to use of bait and switch (offering one attractive exchange initially, but not honoring the offer) in business, politics, and elsewhere.
    • 2001, Jessica Reaves, "Red Faces at the Red Cross," Time, 14 Nov.,
      Despite Healy's argument that the Liberty Fund would go to worthwhile causes, many felt the Red Cross had deliberately misled donors by using September 11th in a bait-and-switch ploy.