Are you going shopping today? What and how you can buy - a short list of idioms and collocations for you
Short list of idioms and collocations for you
buy for a song = cheaply.
I could buy this house for a song, because it's so ugly.
buy a pig in a poke = to buy something without looking inside first.
I just took the salesman's word that this camera worked. I guess I bought a pig in a poke.
buy the big one = to die.
I don't plan to buy the big one for at least another thirty years.
buy time = to postpone an event hoping that the situation will improve.
Maybe I can buy some time by asking the judge for a continuance.
buy trouble = to encourage trouble; to bring on trouble.
Saying something insulting to him is just buying trouble.