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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
  • He who really intends to buy something keeps on discussing it.

  • She said that she would go out and buy something for me, because it was her duty.

    The Master Builder Henrik Ibsen
  • Those who had any money were allowed to go out and buy something to eat.

    A Soldier in the Philippines Needom N. Freeman
  • 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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