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(of a purchase) :
on appro.
Historical Examples

appro, contraction of approbation, a word much in use among jewellers.
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

“You see, I’m going on what the shops call ‘appro,'” she said.
The Eldest Son Archibald Marshall

an informal shortening of approval on appro


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