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by weight

Determined by or according to how much something weighs, as opposed to some other measurement (e.g., by size or volume). To get a better value, I always steer clear of prepackaged produce and buy it by weight instead.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

by weight

According to weight rather than height, volume, or some other measure. For example, In Europe bread often is sold by weight rather than by the loaf. [c. a.d. 1000]
See also: by, weight
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

by weight

According to weight rather than volume or other measure.
See also: by, weight
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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