on the never-never

on the never-never

  (British humorous)
if you buy something on the never-never, you pay for it in regular, small amounts over a period of time Buy something on the never-never and you end up paying twice as much.
See also: on
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DIAMONDS are forever - and you'd be paying for this beauty that long on the never-never.
We didn't get an electric washing machine until the late fifties - the first thing my father ever bought on the never-never.
She would get a Provident or Sterlers cheque and pay it back on the never-never.
The cost was pounds 185 paid on the never-never, with a deposit and weekly payments of a princely sum of pounds 1.
More and more Irish people are living on the never-never, unable to escape from the boom mentality of spend, spend, spend.