come under the hammer

come under the hammer
be sold at a public auction

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • come under the hammer — come/go under the hammer to be sold at an auction (= a public sale where objects are bought by the people who offer the most money). Both collections will come under the hammer and are expected to make Ј1m at Phillips in London next month …   New idioms dictionary

  • (come) under the hammer — (come up) for sale by auction ● hammer …   Useful english dictionary

  • come under the hammer — come/go under the hammer ► to be sold at an auction to the person who offers the most money: »Auctioneers estimate the collection could fetch up to £50,000 when it goes under the hammer next month. Main Entry: ↑hammer …   Financial and business terms

  • come under the hammer — ► come (or go) under the hammer be sold at an auction. Main Entry: ↑hammer …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • go under the hammer — come/go under the hammer to be sold at an auction (= a public sale where objects are bought by the people who offer the most money). Both collections will come under the hammer and are expected to make Ј1m at Phillips in London next month …   New idioms dictionary

  • come/go under the hammer — ► to be sold at an auction to the person who offers the most money: »Auctioneers estimate the collection could fetch up to £50,000 when it goes under the hammer next month. Main Entry: ↑hammer …   Financial and business terms

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