put (something) on the cuff

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put (something) on the cuff

To purchase something with the promise or obligation of providing payment in the future. I'm not getting paid till next week, but we really need a new TV, so I decided to put this one on the cuff. Be careful not to put too much on the cuff, or you'll end up swimming in debt for years.
See also: cuff, on, put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put something on the cuff

Fig. to buy something on credit; to add to one's credit balance. I'll take two of those, and please put them on the cuff. I'm sorry, Tom. We can't put anything more on the cuff.
See also: cuff, on, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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