I don’t buy it!

Last week I talked about Kodak’s bankruptcy and said that I had seen the movie “Super 8”.

Well, the movie is not really my cup of tea, but if you’re looking for some movies to keep your children quiet for a couple of hours, it could be a choice. You may like it yourself, too.

Anyhow, when you watch Super 8, you’ll come across the phrase ‘I don’t buy that‘. And this word ‘to buy’ doesn’t mean ‘to purchase’. This ‘buy’ means different from when you say you buy a pair of jeans, you buy a new phone, you buy a home. In this case, it means to ‘accept as true’. Let’s say someone tells you something, and you don’t believe it’s true. You don’t buy it.

It’s a colloquial expression. You hear it all the time in everyday conversations. You definitely want to add it to your phrasebook.

NOTE: The original story was first published in February 2012.

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