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snapper up

noun
  1. a person who snaps up bargains, etc
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Examples from the Web for snapper up

Historical Examples

  • He was a diligent "snapper-up of unconsidered trifles," who would never set even the Manzanares on fire.

    Romantic Spain

    John Augustus O'Shea

  • As to me, I am a mere legal Autolycus, a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles of evidence.

    The Mystery of 31 New Inn

    R. Austin Freeman

  • It simply means a thief on a grand scale, something more than "a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles," or petty-larceny rascal.

    Rookwood

    William Harrison Ainsworth