garage sale

noun

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

Synonyms

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 secretary whose $180 stock purchase grew to millions Grace Groner, a secretary who scooped up clothes at garage sales and lived in a spartan one-bedroom house in Lake Forest, Illinois, survived the Great Depression. Daniel Arkin /, NBC News, "Sylvia Bloom, a frugal secretary, hid a $9M fortune. She joins a list of secret millionaires.," 7 May 2018 City wide garage sale registration open Registration is now open for Crown Point’s City Wide Garage Sale, which will be held during festival days June 14-17. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 23 May 2018 Case recommends hitting garage sales to try to find items in great condition that could sell for more. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Your Old Tupperware May Be Worth a Lot More Than You Think," 13 Feb. 2019 Do a first round of donations of unwanted goods to charity, sell items online, or have a garage sale to help pay for your move. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Follow This Weekly Moving Checklist for a Smooth, Stress-Free Transition," 5 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of garage sale

1964, in the meaning defined above

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garage sale

noun

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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