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Google previewCliches (1999)

Over 1500 Phrases Explored and Explained by Betty Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick

buy a pig in a poke Nowadays the motivation of the expression is more common than the expression itself. buy a pig in a poke is an idiom cliche meaning to buy or accept something without examining its quality with the implication that an ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

To BUY A PIG IN A PokE, to make a purchase foolishly and without examination. PIG, n., pig [Gael, pige, an earthen jar]: in Scot., an earthen jar; a flower-pot. PIGs, n. plu. pigz, earthenware articles. PIG-wiFE, a woman who sells crockery.

Google previewHow to Say it and Write it Correctly Now: The Ultimate Reference Book, Containing Practical Grammar, Punctuation, & Spelling Rules, Homonyms, Medical Terms, Layperson's Legal Dictionary, Major Art Terms -- And More! (2005)

by Santo J. Aurelio

TO BUY A PIG IN A POKE. In England, for centuries, a pig in a poke has meant a pig in a small bag. Peasants would bring a small ...

Google previewWords, facts, and phrases; a dictionary of curious, quaint, and out-of-the-way matters (1882)

by Eliezer Edwards

Never buy a pig in a poke. It is said that some wags at Northampton Market put a cat in a bag, or poke, and sold it to a countryman as a pig. Upon going to a tavern to ' have a drink ' over the bargain, the buyer opened the bag, and of course the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992)

by Wolfgang Mieder, Stewart A. Kingsbury, Kelsie B. Harder

Don't buy a pig in a poke. Rec. dist.: U.S. 1st cit.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex (1875)

by William Douglas Parish

"To buy a pig in a poke" means to ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

buy a pig in a poke To buy or take on something without having seen it properly first; from the idea of buying a pig that is concealed by ...

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