Definition of impulse buying in English:

impulse buying

Syllabification: im·pulse buy·ing


  • The buying of goods without planning to do so in advance, as a result of a sudden whim or impulse.
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    • Is that something like impulse buying at the supermarket?
    • Big savings can be made by curtailing impulse buying and tracking every expense and interest rate charge, creating a budget plan and sticking to it.
    • When sales shopping, Sally advises against impulse buying - that's how mistakes are made.

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