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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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Roeder has impressed me with his patience in the transfer market as too much money has been wasted on previous panic buys. Another striker is still needed.