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buyer's remorse

[ bahy-erz ri-mawrs ]
/ ˈbaɪ ərz rɪˈmɔrs /
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noun

a sense of regret or uneasiness after having purchased a house, car, or other major item, especially when the acquisition involves an ongoing financial burden: We love our vacation property, but it took two years to get over our buyer’s remorse.
a sense of regret after having committed to an endorsement, policy, plan of action, etc.: Congressional leaders expressed buyer’s remorse after overriding the president’s veto.

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Also buy·er re·morse [bahy-er ri-mawrs] /ˈbaɪ ər rɪˈmɔrs/ .

Origin of buyer's remorse

First recorded in 1965–70

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