Verboticism: Payaway

'Did you put the groceries in the trunk?'

DEFINITION: v. To go to the store and buy something, but then to forget to bring it home. n. A person who forgets what they bought -- until the credit card bill comes in.

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Payaway

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pay-away

Sentence: When Roger got home and looked in the back of the minivan he realized that the groceries he bought for poker night with the boys were left behind, probably in a shopping cart in the store's parking lot. Chances were good that they were gone. The guys would certainly get a laugh at him. He'd have to come up with a believable story to save face. "I'll tell them that I bought the stuff on payaway," he thought, "that will buy me enough time to get back to the store."

Etymology: pay: purchase, buy + away: gone (wordplay on layaway -- to pay for things over time)

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