Okay, okay, let me start:Originally Posted by RonBee
He cries wine and sells vinegar - What he says he is selling is not what the buyer gets. The man yells, "Buy good wine! Buy good wine!" but it is vinegar inside the jar.
EX: The tour organizer cries wine and sells vinegar. The so-called five-star, modern, tourist hotel advertised in the colorful brochure turned out to be a shack in a back alley in Bangkok.
Buying a pig in a poke - Check before you buy, or you don't know what you are getting.
The old-fashioned, arranged, marriages of the old Chinese custom could be full of surprises. It was buying a pig in a poke, the newlyweds could be in a real shock when they saw each other the first time at the wedding.
Here is a story of a successful match-making. The man was hunchbacked, and the woman was hare-lipped. The matchmaker arranged a meeting where the man came riding on a horse galloping by, while the woman carried a flower covering her lips. Both like what they saw but were surprised at the wedding when the faults were uncovered. (Buying a pig in a poke?)