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  1. pig in a poke(Noun)

    Something whose true value is concealed or unknown, especially something offered for sale.

  2. Origin: Reportedly from the practice of substituting a butchered cat, etc. for a suckling pig when sold in a sack at a market.


  1. Pig in a poke

    The idioms pig in a poke and sell a pup refer to a confidence trick originating in the Late Middle Ages, when meat was scarce, but cats and dogs were not. The idiom pig in a poke can also simply refer to someone buying a low-quality pig in a bag because he or she did not carefully check what was in the bag.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pig in a poke in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pig in a poke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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