fire sale


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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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