buy a pig in a poke
To buy something sight unseen (a “poke” is a bag): “The mail-order offer sounded like a bargain, but I didn't want to buy a pig in a poke.”
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Why would “they” want to crush him just for attempting to buy something twenty years ago?
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“This is the only place in the souk you can buy safety pins,” he said.
“For conveniences and shops where you can buy what you need,” it is much easier, he said.
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
"I don't know whether I am going to like this or not--this coming to live in town," thought the little pig.
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If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The pig family did not know when Squinty would be taken away from them, and all they could do was to wait.