pig in a poke

noun phrase

Definition of pig in a poke

: something offered in such a way as to obscure its real nature or worth unwilling to buy a pig in a poke

First Known Use of pig in a poke

1555, in the meaning defined above

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

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