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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
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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.
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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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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
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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
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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
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