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
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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
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In a game of Halo 2 or 3 when in a situation of two on one where players A and B are on the same team and X is on the opposing team. Player A engages in a fire fight with the opponent (player X) lowering their shields substantially and in the process losing most or all of their shields. Before player A is killed he retreats into a room or cover and player B emerges a half moment later. Player X believes that he is being faced with the same enemy and moving in for the kill. In reality he is at a disadvantage and is killed by the fully shielded player B.
I thought that guy was either being really brave or really stupid, charging back out after i had his shields flashing....turns out it was a different guy. I got bait and switched.
by Cam Cam Bam September 11, 2010
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To start flirting and spending more time with a boy or girl just to get to know that person's friends more. Then, going out with one of that person's friends instead of the person him/herself.
I though John was really into me, but he just used me to hook up with my friend Kara. John just pulled the old Bait and Switch on me.
by Aamoldini February 26, 2009
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When a designated driver says he will bring every one home from the bar, and then precedes to drink himself into a vomiting stupor. So that it is obvious he is the only one who can't drive.
I told my uncle's to come to the bar with me, and that I would bring them home. I then did 4 car bombs, 2 shots of vodka, 6 beers, and 2 martini's. My uncle's claimed I pulled a bait and switch on them.
by skate balls January 01, 2008
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Someone who seems to be "God's gift from heaven" at first but as soon as anything becomes official (I.e. Marriage or signing a roommate lease) they suddenly reveal their true personalities (typically incredibly condescending and/or crazy)
He seemed so perfect until he moved in, then he turned batshit crazy. Typical bait and switch.
by ModernWebster February 26, 2016
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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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