fire-sale

adjective \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌsāl \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of fire-sale

:heavily discounted
  • fire-sale prices

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First Known Use of fire-sale

1953


fire sale

noun

Definition of fire sale

:a sale of merchandise damaged in a fire; also :a sale at very low prices

Examples of fire sale in a Sentence

  1. The company is having a fire sale of its old office equipment.

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First Known Use of fire sale

1830


FIRE-SALE Defined for English Language Learners

fire sale

noun

Definition of fire sale for English Language Learners

  • : a sale of products that have been damaged by fire

  • : a sale at very low prices


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