Definition of Bill of goods

1. Noun. Communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable. "They tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car"

Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Misrepresentation

2. Noun. A consignment of merchandise.
Generic synonyms: Bill

Definition of Bill of goods

1. Noun. (business) A collection of items purchased or offered for sale. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) A set of misleading or deceptive claims; misinformation. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bill Of Goods

bill-me order
bill hook
bill of Particulars
bill of attainder
bill of costs
bill of credit
bill of entry
bill of exchange
bill of fare
bill of goods (current term)
bill of health
bill of indictment
bill of laden
bill of lading
bill of material
bill of materials
bill of particulars
bill of quantities
bill of review
bill of rights
bill of sale
bill of sight
bill of store
bill poster

Literary usage of Bill of goods

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1. New System of Mercantile Arithmetic: Adapted to the Commerce of the United by Michael Walsh (1804)
"bill of goods, At an advance on. the sterling cost, Boston, May 5, 1804. Mr. WILLIAM POOLED Bought ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... the case of a bill of goods furnished upon a written order, and a bill of lading of the articles at once mailed to the defendants. ..."

3. The New-York Legal Observer by Samuel Owen (1847)
"... bound for Pensacola a bill of goods, and the latter, in pursuance of such order, delivered several boxes of goods on board of a vessel loading for ..."

4. A Selection of Cases on Agency by Eugene Wambaugh (1896)
"This was an action of assumpsit by Seiple & Erdman against Irwin, Shultz, & Peiper, to recover the amount of a bill of goods sold and delivered to the ..."

5. Reports of Cases in Law and Equity in the Supreme Court of the State of New York by Oliver Lorenzo Barbour, New York (State). Supreme Court (1865)
"He made like representations on the 10th of November, when he obtained the last bill of goods. Ferguson made a general assignment of . his property to the ..."

6. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1919)
"There is authority to the effect that a notice on a bill of goods that salesmen are not authorized to collect is not binding on a purchaser who has failed ..."

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