buy a pig in a poke


buy a pig in a poke
comprar gato por liebre

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  • (buy) a pig in a poke — (buy) a pig in a ˈpoke idiom if you buy a pig in a poke, you buy sth without seeing it or knowing if it is good enough • Buying from a catalogue can mean buying a pig in a poke. Main entry: ↑pigidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • buy a pig in a poke — buy something without seeing it or knowing if it will be satisfactory You shouldn t buy that car without first inspecting it. It is like buying a pig in a poke …   Idioms and examples

  • buy a pig in a poke — buy something without been seen in advance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pig in a poke — is an idiom that refers to a confidence trick originating in the Late Middle Ages, when meat was scarce but apparently rats and cats were not.The scheme entailed the sale of a suckling pig in a poke (bag). The wriggling bag actually contained a… …   Wikipedia

  • pig in a poke — something offered in such a way that the one to whom it is offered does not know exactly what the thing is nor what its real value is was too shrewd ever to buy a pig in a poke * * * something not adequately appraised or of undetermined value, as …   Useful english dictionary

  • pig in a poke — Date: 1562 something offered in such a way as to obscure its real nature or worth < unwilling to buy a pig in a poke > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pig in a poke — If someone buys a pig in a poke, they buy something without checking the condition it was in, usually finding out later that it was defective …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pig in a poke —    If someone buys a pig in a poke, they buy something without checking the condition it was in, usually finding out later that it was defective.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Pig in a poke —   If someone buys a pig in a poke, they buy something without checking the condition it was in, usually finding out later that it was defective …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • a pig in a poke — see under ↑poke2 • • • Main Entry: ↑pig a pig in a poke A thing bought unseen, or a commitment made to something unknown or unknowable • • • Main Entry: ↑poke * * * I something that is bought or accepted without knowing its value or seeing it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) pig in a poke — something that you buy or accept without first seeing it or knowing what it is like, with the result that it might not be what you want. Clothes from a catalogue are a pig in a poke. You can t feel the quality of the fabric or know if the clothes …   New idioms dictionary