Definition of a pig in a poke in English:
Something that is bought or accepted without knowing its value or seeing it first.
[With reference to the formerly common trick of selling a cat concealed in a bag to someone who was expecting a pig]
- It was obvious to many observers, that when the county council went for the Cocklebury Road site, they bought a pig in a poke.
- As far as I can see we're being asked to buy a pig in a poke.
- For most people, buying an air ticket is buying a pig in a poke.
Definition of a pig in a poke in:
- British & World English dictionary
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