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buy the rabbit

To be unsuccessful or have misfortune. I went into my presentation totally unprepared and bought the rabbit.
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buy the rabbit

fare badly; come off worse. informal
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Rogers bought the rabbit which he named Fluffy George Fudge from a pet shop and fed it dandelions for five days.
We only bought the rabbit three days before as Ben loves animals and he has waited a long time for it.
Feryal, 33, said: "I bought the rabbits because my children love pets.
Breeders in the area then bought the rabbits and finely bred the new breed and named them "Dutch.
Spokeswoman Nathalie Smart said yesterday: "Parents have bought the rabbits at Easter, and everyone has been excited for a day or two until it dawns on them they don't look after themselves.
Annette Gott, 42, bought the rabbits for her children Amber, 13, and Aaron, 8, last year.