panic buying

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panic buying

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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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On Friday, Deputy First Minister John Swinney pleaded with shoppers not to panic-buy in the aftermath of the snow.
But the United board are adamant they will not panic-buy and will only sanction spending if Moyes can land the specific targets he has already identified.
In the meantime, the AA and the union Unite is urging drivers not to panic-buy petrol, pointing out no strike dates have been set.
Motorists were urged not to panic-buy fuel as Unite said it wanted a negotiated settlement and stressed that it had not yet decided whether to name dates for action.
This time, motorists have been urged not to panic-buy fuel and Unite has said that it is committed to achieving a negotiated settlement and has not yet decided whether to name dates for possible action.
Mr Maude gave his misguided advice despite the fact that motoring organisations have urged people not to panic-buy.
Today's number one: Thunder In My Heart - Meck-featuring Leo Sayer 10 years ago SHOPPERS on Teesside were urged not to panic-buy meat as a reaction to the foot-and-mouth crisis.
MIDLAND motorists were last night urged not to panic-buy fuel as petrol stations in Scotland reported shortages at the pumps.
WORRIED drivers were urged not to panic-buy petrol yesterday after the bosses of Scotland's main oil refinery sparked fears of a fuel crisis.
IT seems the British aren't the only ones to panic-buy petrol.
When she finally appears, we joyfully embrace her before dashing out to hardware superstores to panic-buy paddling pools and play sand.