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fire sale

n.
A sale of merchandise damaged by fire.

fire sale

n
1. (Commerce) a sale of goods at reduced prices after a fire at a shop or factory
2. (Commerce)
a. any instance of offering goods or assets at greatly reduced prices to ensure a quick sale
b. (as modifier): fire-sale prices.

fire′ sale`


n.
a special sale of merchandise actually or supposedly damaged by fire.
[1890–95, Amer.]
fire′-sale`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire sale - a sale of assets at very low prices typically when the seller faces bankruptcyfire sale - a sale of assets at very low prices typically when the seller faces bankruptcy
cut-rate sale, sales event, sale - an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
2.fire sale - a sale of merchandise supposedly damaged by fire
cut-rate sale, sales event, sale - an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
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His predecessor Simon Grayson, left with an inadequate squad after a relegation firesale, was sacked after 18 games.
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But because the Latics' attempts to bounce back to the top flight quickly have stalled, and because the meagre crowds have dropped further, the club are having to hold a firesale of their most stalled, and because the valuable assets to make up the shortfall as their parachute payments run out.
I just hope it's not all building to another firesale come January, if we look safe as houses by then.
During 2013 with the drought forcing many farmers to sell at firesale prices, the situation got so bad many farmers later refused to send their animals to auction.
Billionaire owner Suleiman Kerimov, the man who bankrolled their dream of conquering Europe, is reining in his cash and has started an extraordinary firesale.
The last thing we need is a quick firesale of RBS to con voters in some cynical Tory stunt," said a Lib Dem source.
Arcapita will transfer its assets to a new holding company which will dispose of its investments over time, in an attempt to avoid a firesale liquidation.