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]


Nearby words

  1. buy in,
  2. buy into,
  3. buy it,
  4. buy off,
  5. buy out,
  6. buy the farm,
  7. buy time,
  8. buy up,
  9. buy-back,
  10. buy-down

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