buy a pig in a poke

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buy a pig in a poke

To buy something without inspecting it thoroughly, often with negative consequences. A "poke" is a bag. Purchasing a home without inspecting it first is like buying a pig in a poke.
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buy a pig in a poke

Fig. to buy something without looking inside first. If you don't get a good look at the engine of a used car before you buy it, you'll wind up buying a pig in a poke. I just took the salesman's word that this camera worked. I guess I bought a pig in a poke.
See also: buy, pig, poke