panic buying

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panic buying

n
the buying up of large quantities of a commodity which, it is feared, is likely to be in short supply
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panic buying

[ˈpænɪkˈbaɪɪŋ] naccaparramento (di generi alimentari)
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I'm glad David Moyes didn't rush into any panic buys before the deadline, if he'd wanted anyone he would have known earlier in the summer.
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The club has suffered from his dithering in the transfer market before, which is why we ended up with several panic buys and journeymen instead of the quality that we need to compete.
Roeder has impressed me with his patience in the transfer market as too much money has been wasted on previous panic buys.