Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The buying of goods without planning to do so in advance, as a result of a sudden whim or impulse.
- ‘Learn to save money on everyday purchases by shopping around, and avoid impulse buying.’
- ‘When sales shopping, Sally advises against impulse buying - that's how mistakes are made.’
- ‘Is that something like impulse buying at the supermarket?’
- ‘I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast.’
- ‘Right now I have a huge, I mean huge bag of clothes and shoes and hideous reminders of impulse buying and/or bad taste that I'm sure will look tasteful and chic on someone browsing the goodwill bins.’
- ‘Instead of impulse buying, though, we decided to sleep on it - not literally, of course.’
- ‘He explained that the new system allowed shops to have packaged CDs on display which helped encourage impulse buying.’
- ‘Teach children to plan their purchases and avoid impulse buying; have them practice comparison shopping by checking prices at different locations.’
- ‘Elise owned dozens of outfits - truthfully, she was as bad as he was when it came to impulse buying - but he'd never seen her wear more than four of them.’
- ‘Big savings can be made by curtailing impulse buying and tracking every expense and interest rate charge, creating a budget plan and sticking to it.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.