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"impulse buy" in British English

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impulse buynoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪm.pʌls ˌbaɪ/  us   /ˈɪm.pʌls ˌbaɪ/
impulse buying
noun [U] uk   us  
the act of buying something that you had not planned to buy, because you suddenly want it when you see it: They display chocolates next to supermarket checkouts to encourage impulse buying.
(Definition of impulse buy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impulse buy" in Business English

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impulse buynoun [C]

uk   us   (also impulse purchase)
something that you buy without having planned it, and without thinking carefully: I hadn't intended to get another pair of shoes - it was an impulse buy.
impulse buyer
noun [C] (also impulse purchaser)
The snack food marketplace is largely an impulse buyers' market.
impulse buying
noun [U] (also impulse purchasing)
Supermarkets have reported a huge increase in impulse buying.
(Definition of impulse buy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “impulse buy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 冲动购买的东西,即兴购买的东西…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衝動購買的東西,即興購買的東西…
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