sell ice to Eskimos

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sell ice to Eskimos (third-person singular simple present sells ice to Eskimos, present participle selling ice to Eskimos, simple past and past participle sold ice to Eskimos)

  1. (idiomatic) To persuade people to go against their best interests or to accept something unnecessary or preposterous.
    He's such a smooth talker, he could sell ice to Eskimos.

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