sell a pup

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sell a pup

British, informal + old-fashioned
: to trick someone into paying too much for something or into buying something that is worthless

Word by Word Definitions

sell play
  1. : to deliver or give up in violation of duty, trust, or loyalty and especially for personal gain : betray

  2. : to give up (property) to another for something of value (such as money)

  3. : to offer for sale

  1. : a deliberate deception : hoax

  2. : the act or an instance of selling

  3. : something to be sold or caused to be accepted

  1. : saddle

  1. : chiefly Scottish variant of self

pup play
  1. : a young dog

  2. : offset

  1. : to give birth to pups


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