on sale or return

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on sale or return

British, business
: with the agreement that products which are not sold will be taken back without having to be paid for
  • The bookstore operates on sale or return.

Word by Word Definitions

sale play
  1. : the act of selling

  2. : opportunity of selling or being sold : demand

  3. : distribution by selling

return play
  1. : to go back or come back again

  2. : to go back in thought, practice, or condition : revert

  3. : to pass back to an earlier possessor

  1. : the act of coming back to or from a place or condition

  2. : a regular or frequent returning : recurrence

  3. : the delivery of a legal order (such as a writ) to the proper officer or court

  1. : having or formed by a change of direction

  2. : doubled on itself

  3. : played, delivered, or given in return


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