Friends of mine recently bought a house, but were almost gazumped in the process. But isn’t ‘gazump’ an odd word?
It seems its origins are unclear, and has always related to cheating a buyer but, until recently, the buyer of any kind of product not just houses.
Thankfully where I live gazumping is illegal, which is comforting. I can’t imagine thinking I’d successfully secured a property only to have a rival bid suddenly bring it all undone!