white sale
noun Date: 1914 a sale of white goods

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • white sale — white ,sale noun count AMERICAN a sale of things such as sheets and TOWELS in a store …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • white sale — white′ sale n. a sale of sheets and other linens • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • white sale — n. a sale of household linens …   English World dictionary

  • white sale — noun a sale of household linens • Hypernyms: ↑sale, ↑cut rate sale, ↑sales event * * * noun : a sale of white goods * * * a sale of sheets, pillowcases, and other white goods. [1920 25] * * * white sale noun A sale of linen goods at reduced… …   Useful english dictionary

  • White sale — A white sale is a marketing strategy where a store steeply discounts its merchandise to increase sales during a short period of time. OriginsIn 1878, John Wanamaker of Philadelphia department store fame decreed January to be the time for a white… …   Wikipedia

  • white sale — {n.} The selling, especially at lower prices, of goods or clothing usually made of white cloth. * /Mother always buys many things at the January white sale to save money./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • white sale — {n.} The selling, especially at lower prices, of goods or clothing usually made of white cloth. * /Mother always buys many things at the January white sale to save money./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • white\ sale — noun the selling, especially at lower prices, of goods or clothing usually made of white cloth. Mother always buys many things at the January white sale to save money …   Словарь американских идиом

  • white sale —    an occasion when concessions are freely given    There is recurrent heavy discounting by retailers of white goods, bedlinen, and domestic appliances. Some figurative use:     I got him everything. It was a white sale at the U.S. Attorney s… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • white sale — selling at reduced prices of towels, linens, etc. We went to the white sale at the department store last Saturday …   Idioms and examples

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