a pig in a poke

noun phrase

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old-fashioned
: something usually of poor quality that someone buys or accepts without knowing much about it

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“A pig in a poke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20pig%20in%20a%20poke. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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