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auction Idioms & Phrases


auction block

  • noun a platform from which an auctioneer sells
    block.
    • they put their paintings on the block
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auction bridge

  • noun a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
    auction.
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auction house

  • noun a firm that conducts auctions
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auction off

  • verb sell at an auction
    auction; auctioneer.
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auction pitch

  • noun an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
    pitch.
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auction sale

  • noun the public sale of something to the highest bidder
    auction; vendue.
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Dutch auction

  • noun a method of selling in which the price is reduced until a buyer is found
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  • the public offer of property at a price beyond its value, then gradually lowering the price, till some one accepts it as purchaser.
Webster 1913

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