One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The buying of goods without planning to do so in advance, as a result of a sudden whim or impulse.
- ‘He explained that the new system allowed shops to have packaged CDs on display which helped encourage impulse buying.’
- ‘Instead of impulse buying, though, we decided to sleep on it - not literally, of course.’
- ‘I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast.’
- ‘Is that something like impulse buying at the supermarket?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Learn to save money on everyday purchases by shopping around, and avoid impulse buying.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Teach children to plan their purchases and avoid impulse buying; have them practice comparison shopping by checking prices at different locations.’
- ‘When sales shopping, Sally advises against impulse buying - that's how mistakes are made.’
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