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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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On chatting to the checkout assistant he said that he is seeing people panic buy and it's sending others into a panic.
The problem is not just lack of deliveries, but the idiots who panic buy. I saw people with more than 10 loaves of bread and a shed-load of milk that they would never use.
Gunners boss Wenger was hoping to avoid having to make a panic buy or short-term loan but if Walcott's injury is confirmed, he is likely to have to sign a new striker.
Trade up, for example swap Primark for Zara, you''re less likely to panic buy if each item is more expensive.
Jeanie Norman Those that panic buy are inconsiderate muppets.
Motorists have been urged not to panic buy fuel as Unite said it wanted to negotiate a settlement and stressed that it had not yet decided whether to name dates for action.
Motorists were urged not to panic buy fuel as Unite said it wanted a negotiated settlement and stressed it had not yet decided whether to name dates for action.
The Government has since completed a U-turn and assured people there is no need to panic buy fuel.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey's Department for Energy and Climate Change said drivers should not panic buy petrol and diesel.
As he queued in his works van, he said: "Being self-employed, if I didn't fill up, I would be stumped if they all panic buy and make it dry out.
China's authorities on Thursday told its residents that they need not panic buy salt, and  blamed baseless rumors that iodine in salt could protect them  from radiation sickness.
MIDLAND motorists were last night being urged not to panic buy at the pumps as a fourday strike by Shell petrol delivery drivers hit supplies.