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not buy (something)

To not accept or believe something as the truth. My brother says that his latest scheme will make millions, but I'm not buying it. The teacher didn't buy my story about the dog eating my homework.
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not buy something

Fig. not accept something (to be true). You may think so, but I don't buy it. The police wouldn't buy his story.
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Do not buy something that you cannot afford, even in the long run.
People will not be deceived, and they will not buy something else under the guise of cheese products.
So this Diwali why not buy something that you can wear not just on Diwali, but also throughout the year?
If consumers aren't sure they will like an item they buy online, they might not buy something they don't really need or want.
"Abi" is a much common and basically much cherished form of addressing someone as "brother." The word came from a friendly voice calling after me from his open shop window, reminding me that even if I do not buy something from him each day he remembers me hoping that I would.
"We were really excited to do something completely on our own and to put our own stamp on it, not buy something ready made.
Passages range from the authors trying to convince themselves to buy something important to struggling to not buy something inconsequential.
"Whenever I see billboards, I always look at the clothes and although I may not buy something similar, they inspire me to design my own", says Ayesha, a student at a local university.
Why not buy something in the next size as inspiration to get back on track.
Rather than returning home laden with a heavy suitcase full of keepsakes, why not buy something stylish from a quality shop to remind you of your travels?
Rather than returning home laden with a heavy suitcase full of keep-sakes, why not buy something stylish when you're back home that evokes memories of your travels?
And to not buy something beautifully made, reliable, worthy but rather boring from a purveyor of German cars.
If he delisted that item from the assortment, shoppers would not buy something else in the aisle, but rather would buy this specific condiment, and likely other items, from another retailer.
"Mom may go into a store and not buy something because it's not the right interpretation or doesn't take her needs into consideration," says Gitter.
It is arguably true that the people who buy Land Rover's top-of-the-line Range Rover HSE would not buy something like the slightly more expensive Porsche Cayenne sport-utility vehicle.