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 The scenes over the weekend were almost as if a multitrillion-dollar war machine had morphed into a garage sale. New York Times, "Day 1 of the End of the U.S. War in Afghanistan," 3 May 2021 The scenes over the weekend were almost as if a trillion-dollar war machine had morphed into a garage sale., "Day 1 of the end of the US war in Afghanistan," 3 May 2021 Jones’ works are composed of salvaged materials that veer between garage sale treasures and back-alley scavenges. Danielle Avram, Dallas News, "Dallas artist Vince Jones breathes new life into found objects with creative mashups," 7 Apr. 2021 Mike Chamlee, director of Springdale's Building Department, which issues the permits, said Springdale issued 2,097 garage sale permits in 2019 and 69 in 2020 before city offices were closed. Laurinda Joenks, Arkansas Online, "Council decides to keep charging for garage sales," 16 Mar. 2021 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

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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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9 May 2021

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“Garage sale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 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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