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"impulse buy" in British English

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impulse buynoun [C]

uk   us  
impulse buying
noun [U] uk   us  
the ​act of ​buying something that you had not ​planned to ​buy, because you ​suddenlywant it when you ​see it: They ​displaychocolates next to ​supermarketcheckouts to ​encourageimpulsebuying.
(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 ​foodmarketplace 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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