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English definition of “a pig in a poke”

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a pig in a poke

something that you buy or accept without first seeing it or finding out if it is good
Translations of “a pig in a poke”
in Chinese (Traditional) 盲目購買(或接受)的東西…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盲目购买(或接受)的东西…
(Definition of a pig in a poke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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