A pig in a poke
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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 ...
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.
How 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 ...
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 ...
by Wolfgang Mieder, Stewart A. Kingsbury, Kelsie B. Harder
Don't buy a pig in a poke. Rec. dist.: U.S. 1st cit.
A 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 ...
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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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