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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2c including VAT) was imposed in early January, raking in millions in fresh revenue as a shortage scare at petrol pumps, supposedly because of an industrial dispute, pushed thousands of motorists to fill up their tanks in the wake of a national strike.
Shortage scare stories were encouraged by vested interests to deceive the public.
I'm having fish again tonight - and probably every night until this fish shortage scare sorts itself out.