garage sale


Definition of garage sale

: a sale of used household or personal articles (such as furniture, tools, or clothing) held on the seller's own premises

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Synonyms for garage sale


tag sale, yard sale

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Examples of garage sale in a Sentence

prior to the move they held a garage sale to clear out all of their unwanted stuff

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The covenants of The Woodlands Township heavily restricts hosting garage sales at private homes, so the event was created to alleviate that void, Ison said. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Spring flea market scheduled for April 14," 6 Apr. 2018 The Saturday and Sunday Phila Flea Markets Best For: Vintage jewelry and clothing, industrial-style home accessories, and rare garage sale gems. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, House Beautiful, "5 Flea Markets to Hit Around Philly for the Coolest Furniture," 21 Aug. 2018 Funds from garage sale purchases will go to KFB projects to beautify city parks and facilities. Y.c. Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Tons of trash to converge on Friendswood park," 4 Apr. 2018 While Amazon has taken a dominant position in online retail, commanding nearly half of all U.S. sales, eBay has worked in recent years to modernize and shed its reputation as an online garage sale. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "EBay Accuses Amazon of Illegally Poaching Sellers," 3 Oct. 2018 The event, scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include annual traditions, including player autographs, Q&A sessions and the Padres Foundation garage sale. Dennis Lin,, "Padres FanFest to return Jan. 13," 16 Nov. 2017 More than 30 households in the Ravinia neighborhood of Highland Park will hold simultaneous yard and garage sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 and July 15. Karen Berkowitz,, "Shout Out: Francesca Kelly, mass yard sale organizer," 6 July 2018 Other communities have laws that regulate yard and garage sales, but North Royalton does not. Bob Sandrick,, "North Royalton seeks to stop never-ending yard sales," 15 May 2018 Many associations host block parties, garage sales and movie nights. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Pools, grills, pets: Summertime considerations for community associations," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of garage sale

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of garage sale was in 1964

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English Language Learners Definition of garage sale

chiefly US : a sale of used furniture, clothing, etc., held at the seller's home

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