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.
- ‘Is that something like impulse buying at the supermarket?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast.’
- ‘Instead of impulse buying, though, we decided to sleep on it - not literally, of course.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Learn to save money on everyday purchases by shopping around, and avoid impulse buying.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He explained that the new system allowed shops to have packaged CDs on display which helped encourage impulse buying.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.