One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they bought a new house’
purchase, make a purchase of, make the purchase of, acquire, obtain, get, pick up, snap up
take, secure, procure, come by, pay for, shop for
invest in, put money into
informal get hold of, get one's hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, score
2‘here was a man who could not be bought’
bribe, buy off, pay off, suborn, give an inducement to, corrupt
informal grease someone's palm, give someone a backhander, give someone a sweetener, keep someone sweet, get at, fix, square
British informal nobble
1‘salmon trimmings are a good buy for making into mousse’
purchase, deal, bargain, investment, acquisition, addition, gain, asset, possession, holding
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