Suppose you buy something like a car and after the deal, you find out that it has many mechanical problems and it didn't cost that much and the seller has conned you. please let me know that Which one of the following sentences sounds more natural to you? Meanwhile, I would be thankful if you give your suggestions and say me what would you as native speaker say it this circumstance:

  • He stuck me with his lemon of a car.
  • He stuck me with the terrible deal on his lemon of a car.

Here I found out that the idiom "stick someone with something" means: "to force someone to have or do something less desirable", but I do not tend to talk about the satisfaction or dissatisfaction of the buyer after the contract! Instead,I'm going to talk about what he things about the type of the contract he has done.

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    A minor correction: we don't usually use lemon that way. We would just say "a lemon" or maybe "a lemon of a car", but we wouldn't use it like an adjective like "lemon car".
    – stangdon
    Aug 24, 2016 at 13:51
  • @stangdon thank you very much for pointing that out. :)
    – A-friend
    Aug 24, 2016 at 14:13

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We generally don't say someone gets stuck with a contract or deal, because they have to enter one voluntarily, and stuck conveys that they had no choice in the matter.

You might say...

These verbs have the meaning you're after; that the deal was unfair due to the seller's deception, and thus the buyer lost money.

  • Glad you are back! Hope I see more of your answers! :)
    – Kinzle B
    Aug 24, 2016 at 15:38
  • Thank you very much Esoteric; but wat about the verbs: "he really scammed / conned me?
    – A-friend
    Aug 25, 2016 at 4:45
  • And of course, can we say: he swindled / scammed / conned me with his lemon of a car?
    – A-friend
    Aug 25, 2016 at 4:46

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