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    cat in the sack

    Hello,
    I am looking for the idiom that describes a case where you buy something and cannot be sure you are not being fooled. In my language we use the phrase - "a cat in the sack". Any ideas? thank you


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    Re: cat in the sack

    Hi, A,
    You seem to know Russian. In English it's a pig in a poke.

    Regards

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    Re: cat in the sack

    .... and don't be confused by 'poke' - it's an old (now obsolete) noun meaning bag, related to the word 'pouch'.

    b

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