buy something

Believe something; accept as true or satisfactory. For example, You think he's a millionaire? I just won't buy that. [Slang; 1920s]

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How to use buy something in a sentence

  • "buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.

  • Her maid stood waiting with the jewel-case while she went to the bookstall to buy something to read on the journey.

    December Love | Robert Hichens
  • It might be said—to give them the fullest benefit of the doubt—that they undertook to buy something and the price was too high.

  • Then he got out of the car and went into the shop—they sold toys there as well as everything else—to buy something himself.

  • Come on, anybody that wants toIm going to walk down to the village to buy something, I dont care what.

    Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer