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 If selling online isn't right for you, there's always the option of hosting a garage sale. Nathalie Kirby, House Beautiful, "5 Ways to Sell Used Appliances," 15 Jan. 2021 Bohn teased Jarmond about wearing a Jordan Brand hat after UCLA had recently agreed in principle to a deal with the apparel company, adding that Jarmond would have to hold a garage sale to unload all of the school’s Under Armour gear. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "It’s a rivalry ‘game on’ after a Trojan and a Bruin fought on together," 10 Dec. 2020 Aguirre also organized a garage sale in her Cicero home’s backyard and some raffles to send money to provide hot meals. Laura Rodríguez Presa,, "Chicagoans collect hundreds of donations to aid victims of hurricanes in Honduras: ‘Only the people can save each other’," 29 Nov. 2020 Tool Sale, which includes hand tools, power tools, drills, saws and ladders, will be set up in a safe and socially-distanced garage sale style with masks required and hand sanitizer available. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood Tool Box cleaning out the shed for its ‘Tool Box: Tool Sale’ scheduled for Oct. 17," 9 Oct. 2020 The neighbor also told police that Connie and Austin Herbst had a garage sale about seven weeks after Gary Herbst disappeared. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, "Woman, adult son charged in murder of father in the family's Twin Cities home more than 7 years ago," 19 Nov. 2020 Garage sale: The City of Broadview Heights will be hosting a citywide garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 12, rain or shine. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Red Cross has emergency need for COVID-19 convalescent plasma: Talk of the Towns," 21 Aug. 2020 Auxiliary raised more than $1,500 for the Metairie lodge's scholarship fund during its annual garage sale Oct. 17. Staff Reports,, "Nunez honors hospital CEO, a talk on the U.S. military role in Japan, and more metro community news," 28 Oct. 2020 The garage sale felt as if a Disney Store had sprouted up randomly on a driveway in a sleepy neighborhood in Polk County. Gabrielle Russon,, "Some of Disney World and SeaWorld’s biggest fans are employees. But thousands remain on furlough.," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of garage sale

1964, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2021

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“Garage sale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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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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