under the hammer
phrasal for sale at auction

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  • under the hammer — adverb : for sale at auction priceless heirlooms went under the hammer * * * (come) under the hammer (come up) for sale by auction • • • Main Entry: ↑hammer * * * under the hammer used to describe something that is being sold at an auction Some… …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the hammer — {adv. phr.} Up for sale at auction. * /The Brights auctioned off the entire contents of their home. Mrs. Bright cried when her pewter collection went under the hammer./ * /The picture I wanted to bid on came under the hammer soon after I… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under the hammer — {adv. phr.} Up for sale at auction. * /The Brights auctioned off the entire contents of their home. Mrs. Bright cried when her pewter collection went under the hammer./ * /The picture I wanted to bid on came under the hammer soon after I… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under\ the\ hammer — adv. phr. Up for sale at auction. The Brights auctioned off the entire contents of their home. Mrs. Bright cried when her pewter collection went under the hammer. The picture I wanted to bid on came under the hammer soon after I arrived …   Словарь американских идиом

  • under the hammer — up for sale at an auction The painting went under the hammer and sold for a very high price …   Idioms and examples

  • under the hammer — idi for sale at public auction …   From formal English to slang

  • go under the hammer — {v. phr.} To be auctioned off. * /Our old family paintings went under the hammer when my father lost his job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go under the hammer — {v. phr.} To be auctioned off. * /Our old family paintings went under the hammer when my father lost his job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come under the hammer — (come) under the hammer (come up) for sale by auction • • • Main Entry: ↑hammer * * * come/go/under the hammer phrase to be sold at an auction (=a public sale in which objects are sold to the person who offers the most money) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homes Under the Hammer — is a BBC One morning television series, which has been running since 2003 and its main presenters are Lucy Alexander and Martin Roberts.FormatEach episode of the show follows three properties (or two for 30 minute shows) which were bought at… …   Wikipedia

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