buy a pup

Definition of buy a pup

British, informal + old-fashioned

  1. :  to pay too much money for something or to buy something that is worthless

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to acquire possession, ownership, or rights to the use or services of by payment especially of money :  purchase

    :  to obtain in exchange for something often at a sacrifice

    :  redeem

  1. :  something of value at a favorable price

    :  bargain

    :  an act of acquiring possession, ownership, or rights to the use or services of something by payment especially of money :  an act of buying (see 1buy 1) :  purchase

  1. :  a young dog

    :  one of the young of various animals (such as a seal or rat)

    :  offset

  1. :  to give birth to pups


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