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bait-and-switch

bait-and-switch

pronunciation:
beIt nd swIch
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition: a sales tactic in which a seller attracts customers by advertising at a bargain price one item that is often out of stock, and then diverts their attention by encouraging them to buy another item at a higher price.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to a bait-and-switch.