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A 'poke' is a burlap sack. To 'buy a pig in a poke' is to purchase an unknown, without looking.
Correct but the phrase started in old England where dishonest people would place a common animal like a kitten or cat in a tied bag or "poke" and try to pass it off to a dumb farmer as a baby or suckling pig which was far more valuable than a kitten.
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