pig in a poke

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pig in a poke was in 1555

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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 16 Apr. 2024.

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