Buy A Pig in A Poke




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Buy A Pig in A Poke : Phrases



Meaning:

Buying something sight unseen.


Example:

Have complete knowledge about that computer before you purchase it. You can not
buy a pig in a poke.


Origin:

The poke was a small bag and the pig was a small pig. As related in Thomas Tusser's 'Five Hundredth Good Pointes of Husbandrie' (1580), the game was to put a cat in the poke and try to palm it off in the market as a pig, persuading the buyer that it would be best not to open the poke because the pig might get away.


Related Phrase :
Let The Cat out of The Bag

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