the term can also be used for a relationship when a girl or guy "advertises" her or himself as being something s/he's not and in the end ends up being a shoddier "product" -- a lesser person than was originally promoted.
for example a guy might start out being really attentive to a girl he wants to go out with: lots of emails, text messages, dates, flowers etc... and then once the girl has committed to the guy in some way he turns off the attention and hardly ever calls, no more flowers, hard to get hold of etc...
duped Girl 1: Todd hasn't called me in a week; he used to call twice a day.
Girl 2: Sounds like he did a bait and switch on you.
by zoey75 April 05, 2006
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The policy used by Bell Mobility to get more money out of their customers. They will *bait* you in with offers of really good stuff, then switch the offers around behind your back, often with the excuse of "that was just a promotion" or "you must have changed it yourself"
Bell: We'll give you this really good plan.
You: I'll take it.
*bill arrives without the really good plan*
You: DAMNIT
by James Hannan April 26, 2005
A selfless act a man does for a good friend.

A guy does the following during a bait and switch:
1. Brings a drunk girl home.
2. Has sex with her.
3. Waits for her to fall asleep.
4. Calls a male friend to come over.
5. Asks the friend to lay in bed with the girl.
6. Sneaks out so the friend can get sloppy seconds when the girl wakes up.
I never really liked Freddy, but once he let me in on a little bait and switch I got nothing but love for the guy.
by Extra Mayo April 07, 2015
When a fairly attractive woman or man introduces themeselves to a group of the opposite sex in order to get their ugly friend in the door
I thought I was money but she bait and switched me into talking to that pig
by JP408 June 06, 2007
The process by which a girl procures a free drink from a man at a bar, and then escapes awkward conversation by pawning him off on her friend.
Tiffany pulled the old bait and switch on small awkward man by putting Jenny in the line of fire.
by paul pfifer January 17, 2009
When a girl stops putting out after she's married. Girls will act as though they are sexually liberated and always up for it, then once the guy is locked in they turn into a frigid prude.
Guy - "my wife used to be up for all kinds of kinky shit all the time when we were dating. Then we got married and it all stopped; I haven't had a blow job in 2 years."

Friend - "looks like she pulled the old bait and switch on you bro. Bitches be doing that to get a ring on it"
by Fullcore December 28, 2013
Scientology with less religion, defined by the economic advantage of conning in a customer (or oftenly 'sucker') by teasing them in with a deal or other great benefit but then as they are about to pay the deal are told that the original product is not available but that a substitute is. They then employ the people to then buy a more expensive item. The original product is never revealed to the person, it is an easy economic trick
In bait and switch, a thetan is a sucker and tom cruise is the guy on the billboard with shiny teeth
by the person who shall not be named September 09, 2007

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