Examples of oversell in a Sentence
Hotels routinely oversell their rooms, expecting a small percentage of no-shows.
Don't oversell yourself in the job interview.
The salesman oversold the features on the new model.
Recent Examples of oversell from the Web
The flight was oversold, so the airline put me on standby for another overbooked flight on the same day and arriving in Orlando, Florida — more than two hours away from my desired destination.
Anticipating no-shows, airlines routinely oversold their flights.
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First Known Use of oversell
OVERSELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oversell for English Language Learners
: to accept payment or reservations for more rooms, seats, tickets, etc., than you have available
: to praise (something or someone) too much
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