Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 03, 2005
In Reply to: A package of goods posted by Rachel on November 03, 2005
: Ever heard of the phrase "bought a package of goods"? I'm guessing it's a variation on the saying "sold a bill of goods". The context is "It is the most sold thing on something you ever saw in your life. It has bought a package of goods--it has been had, you might say." Any ideas?
Sounds like somebody clicked on the Google "translate this page" feature, and this passage was robo-translated into English. In other words, the passage doesn't make much sense. Anyway, "package of goods" sounds awkward but can be interpreted as "bill of goods", which is a phrase that's known by most English speakers.