be sold a pup

Australian Slang
be the victim of some deception

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • Sold a pup — (be) the victim of some deceptio …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • sold a pup — Australian Slang (be) the victim of some deceptio …   English dialects glossary

  • sold a pup — deceive, cheat, swindle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sold a pup —  Swindled …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • be sold a pup — verb to be conned, swindled, deceived [ …   Wiktionary

  • be sold a pup — British, informal to be tricked into buying something that is not worth anything. I m afraid you ve been sold a pup there. You should always get an expert to look over a second hand car before you buy it …   New idioms dictionary

  • Be sold a pup — be the victim of some deception …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • pup — [pʌp] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: puppy] 1.) a young dog = ↑puppy ▪ a spaniel pup ▪ a litter of pups (=several pups born to the same mother at the same time) 2.) a young ↑seal or ↑otter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pup — /pʌp / (say pup) noun 1. a young dog, especially one less than one year old; a puppy. 2. a young seal. 3. a conceited or empty headed boy or young man. 4. Colloquial an inexperienced young man. 5. an offshoot of a plant: a bromeliad making pups.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pup — 1 noun (C) 1 a young dog; a puppy: a spaniel pup 2 a young seal 1 (1) or otter: seal pups 3 old fashioned an insulting word for a young man who is rude or too confident: Don t you threaten me, you young pup! 4 be sold a pup BrE old fashioned to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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