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buy something

Believe something; accept as true or satisfactory. For example, You think he's a millionaire? I just won't buy that. [ ; 1920s ]
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  • When you come home won't it be nice because we can go down town and buy something for her.

    The Girl Scouts at Home Katherine Keene Galt
  • You mean you did not have enough change to buy something to eat?

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • She said that she would go out and buy something for me, because it was her duty.

    The Master Builder Henrik Ibsen
  • Then, however, they sent the girls away, so that they might buy something for them.

  • Max wished that it had occurred to him to buy something cheaper and less noticeable.

    A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson

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