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sight unseen

without seeing or examining something first He purchased the Longfellow manuscript sight unseen from a collector in Houston.
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sight unseen

Without having viewed the object in question, as in He bought the horse sight unseen. This seeming oxymoron-how can a sight, which means something seen, be not seen?-dates from the late 1800s.
See also: sight, unseen

sight unseen

Without seeing the object in question: bought the horse sight unseen.
See also: sight, unseen
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To fend off the protests of those who think it's madness to buy a house, sight unseen -- and in a town you have never even visited
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The Interstate Land Sales Disclosure Act was designed to protect people from being scammed when buying land in other states sight unseen.
The Trade-In Marketplace enables consumers to get an instant offer on their used cars, sight unseen, and those offers are backed by AutoTrader.
A brand new musical burst forth last night and all those venue managers around the country who snapped it up, sight unseen, need have no worries.
He never had been outside Florida before venturing sight unseen to Santa Clarita.
As I couldn't be there, I rang Robin O'Ryan to ask him to bid for me and bought him sight unseen.
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We were a little nervous (okay really nervous) about our wedding location being sight unseen.