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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Examples of garage sale in a Sentence

prior to the move they held a garage sale to clear out all of their unwanted stuff
Recent Examples on the Web Proceeds from the garage sale, which offered goods such as furniture and household items, will go for Keep Friendswood Beautiful beautification efforts. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Just how much junk did Friendswood’s Fall Haul garner?," 19 Nov. 2019 My neighbor held a garage sale this weekend and there, amid a pile of old paperbacks and discarded clothes for 50 cents, sat Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake for a sixth-round pick. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde: Shipping out Kenyan Drake gives Dolphins one less chance to win | Commentary," 28 Oct. 2019 And first-year Giants exec Farhad Zaidi has gone from making garage sale signs to being in high-level acquisitions and divestitures. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Giants, with surplus of lefty relievers, could move Drew Pomeranz: report," 29 July 2019 Any items that a resident wishes to display at their garage sale table are acceptable. Rich Heileman,, "'Lost Cleveland Memories’ raises funds to fight rare disease: Around The Town," 26 July 2019 Summerkamp also complained to police that Cunningham was selling his belongings at a garage sale without his permission. Christy Gutowski,, "Two troubled people met at a McHenry County courthouse in 2012. Today, they stand charged in the murder of their 5-year-old son.," 25 Oct. 2019 When things started getting tight last year, some firms made ends meet by selling off holdings, the equivalent of hosting a garage sale. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Drilling, dollars & debt: Colorado’s oil and gas industry is leveraged to the hilt. What does that mean for the future?," 10 Nov. 2019 There will also be a garage sale benefiting the Miami Dolphins Foundation and a national anthem open call audition at the event. Khobi Price,, "Dolphins celebrating NFL’s 100th season with Fantennial at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday," 31 Oct. 2019 Blake’s house was a low rectangle of sugary-pink stucco in a tidy gated community called Marrakesh Country Club, which doesn’t allow garage sales, so emptying an estate there presents challenges. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, "TheRealReal’s Online Luxury Consignment Shop," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of garage sale

1964, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Garage sale.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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