buy something

buy something

Believe something; accept as true or satisfactory. For example, You think he's a millionaire? I just won't buy that. [Slang; 1920s]
See also: buy, something
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I wanted to buy something from him to help him in such a worthy object.
I was driving past Yusupov's house just now," said Berg with a laugh, "when the steward, a man I know, ran out and asked me whether I wouldn't buy something.
Arthur silently resolved that he would make Bessy a present of money before the day was over, that she might buy something more to her mind; but she, not aware of the consolation in store for her, turned out of the open space, where she was visible from the marquee, and throwing down the odious bundle under a tree, began to cry--very much tittered at the while by the small boys.
Your woman has a gown, and her whole seven weeks wages are gone; ours has a gown, and two days' wages left, to buy something else with.
Brother Claude, give me at least one little parisis to buy something to eat.
I took heart to tell him that I had had nothing all night, and that if he would allow me to buy something to eat, I should be very much obliged to him.
Cassandra was driven finally, by her own unrest, to put on her clothes and wander out along the streets of Chelsea, on the pretence that she must buy something.
Pressed hard, he said that he would take five dollars, because he wanted to buy something for a girl.
Napier SHO Azam Khan told Dawn that a widow complained that her son had gone to buy something from a bakery in Lea Market, where he was allegedly subjected to a criminal assault.
Some 23% of shoppers said they feel under pressure to buy something on the discount day, with clothing, coffee machines and gadgets among the top Black Friday shopping regrets.
It's not that I often need to get it out and buy something - but the thought that I could, if I wanted to, makes me feel secure.
You automatically get a 14-day cooling-off period when you buy something you have not seen in person - unless it's bespoke or made to measure.
Passages range from the authors trying to convince themselves to buy something important to struggling to not buy something inconsequential.
SHOULD we get involved Some say yes Some say no What can we do What can we say Should we look the other way So let's walk on by Look at the sky Look at the rides Smell the flowers Buy something new today Should we look the other way Next week will be different Something else to worry about Let the children play Let the snails live Give to charity and say Should we look the other way High in the mountains Thinking of a holiday In some far off land I understand and pray Should we look the other way Tell me your secrets Tell me some lies How do you sleep As time goes by It's a beautiful day Should we look the other way.
The authors said that they told one group of people to head to Starbucks and buy something for themselves and told another group to pass their gift card along to someone else.