be sold a pup

be sold a pup

slang To have bought something that is ultimately worthless. Primarily heard in UK. I'm sorry, but that's definitely not an authentic Louis Vuitton bag. You've been sold a pup, my friend.
See also: pup, sold

be sold a pup

  (British informal)
to be tricked into buying something that is not worth anything I'm afraid you've been sold a pup there. You should always get an expert to look over a second-hand car before you buy it.
See also: pup, sold