sell a pup


sell a pup
sell (or buy) a pup Brit. informal swindle (or be swindled) by selling (or buying) something worthless.
Main Entry: pup

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  • sell a pup — 1. To inveigle someone into a specious bad bargain 2. To swindle • • • Main Entry: ↑pup * * * sell a pup see ↑pup • • • Main Entry: ↑sell …   Useful english dictionary

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  • buy/sell a pup — Brit informal + old fashioned ◇ To buy a pup means to pay too much money for something or to buy something that is worthless. To sell (someone) a pup means to trick someone into paying too much for something or into buying something that is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pup — ► NOUN 1) a young dog. 2) a young wolf, seal, rat, or other mammal. 3) dated, chiefly Brit. a cheeky or arrogant boy or young man. ► VERB (pupped, pupping) ▪ give birth to a pup or pups. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • sell — v. & n. v. (past and past part. sold) 1 tr. make over or dispose of in exchange for money. 2 tr. keep a stock of for sale or be a dealer in (do you sell candles?). 3 intr. (of goods) be purchased (will never sell; these are selling well). 4 intr …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell someone a pup Brit. — sell someone a pup Brit. informal swindle someone by selling them something worthless. → pup …   English new terms dictionary

  • sell somebody a pup — sell sb/buy a pup f3 idiom (old fashioned, BrE, informal) to sell sb or be sold sth that has no value or is worth much less than the price paid Main entry: ↑pupidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell buy a pup — sell sb/buy a pup f3 idiom (old fashioned, BrE, informal) to sell sb or be sold sth that has no value or is worth much less than the price paid Main entry: ↑pupidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell someone a pup — I sell someone (or buy) a pup Brit., informal swindle someone (or be swindled), esp. by selling (or buying) something worthless II see pup …   Useful english dictionary

  • pup — /pʌp / (say pup) noun 1. a young dog, especially one less than one year old; a puppy. 2. a young seal. 3. a conceited or empty headed boy or young man. 4. Colloquial an inexperienced young man. 5. an offshoot of a plant: a bromeliad making pups.… …   Australian English dictionary