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buy something sight unseen
to buy something without seeing it first. I bought this land sight unseen. I didn't know it was so rocky. It isn't usually safe to buy something sight unseen.
without seeing or examining something first He purchased the Longfellow manuscript sight unseen from a collector in Houston.
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.
Without seeing the object in question: bought the horse sight unseen.