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"A pig in a poke" is a book by Rhys Davies.

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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 previewGoldmining in Foreclosure Properties (2004)

by George Achenbach

A pig in a poke is a very bad joke. —Anonymous The cornerstone of every real estate deal is the property itself. You can throw all the numbers on paper and all the legal documents out the window if the property itself has too many problems.

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 previewA DICTIONARY OF THE SUSSEX DIALECT AND COLLECTION OF PROVINCIALISMS IN USE IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX (1877)

by W. D. PARISH

To buy a pig in a poke is to buy something without understanding its ...

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 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

Colloquial phrases are : — A pig in a poke, a blind bargain : Fr., acheter chat en poche ; to stuff a fat pig in the tail, to give unnecessarily ; to take one's pigs (or hogs) to market, to deal or do business ; generally with pretty, fair, fine, or bad, when ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1848)

Embracing All the Terms Used in Art, Science and Literature by John Craig (F.G.S. of Glasgow.)

as 'to buy a pig in a poke; in Scotland a disease among sheep, consisting of a bag growing under the jaw, indicative of its being rotten;–(this word is also written pock in either sense;)—v. a. (pokkia, to thrust or push, Corn. pochan, one who ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1849)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

as 'to buy a pig in a poke;' in Scotland a disease among sheep, consisting of a bag growing under the jaw, indicative of its being rotten; — (this word is also written pock in either sense;) — v. a. (pokkia, to thrust or push, Corn. pochan, one ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Colorado (1999)

by Nancy Capace

It was purchased almost sight unseen, and President Jefferson was bitterly criticized and ridiculed for buying a pig in a poke, not worth half the price. PLAINSMEN AND MOUNTAIN MEN In part to determine the southwestern boundary of the ...

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