sell (someone) on

phrasal verb

sold (someone) on; selling (someone) on; sells (someone) on
: to persuade (someone) to be interested in and excited about (something)
He tried to sell them on the project.
often used as (be) sold on
She wasn't sold on the idea.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Amazon in April also tacked on a $5 fuel and inflation surcharge on third-party merchants who sell on its website and utilize its fulfillment services, such as storing, packing and shipping. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 1 Mar. 2023 The Noma test kitchen will develop new products and dishes to sell on an e-commerce platform, and occasionally open up as a pop up restaurant. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 9 Jan. 2023 According to the relative, in 2020, their father gave Beard five photographs by Ansel Adams, Ion Zupco, Arnold Newman and Jerry Uelsma to sell on consignment. Tresa Baldas, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2022 From Stanytsia Luhanska, a Don Cossack settlement, elderly people and mothers with young children traversed the bridge, hauling carts of tomatoes and cucumbers to sell on the other side. Sophie Pinkham, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2022 The items were generally smuggled over the Cambodia-Thailand border and transferred to brokers, who transferred them to dealers in Khmer artifacts in Bangkok to sell on. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2022 Plus, Jaen was already eager to show her finds — which otherwise sell on Instagram (@_publicgarden, but soon to be @havenbrookline) and Etsy — in-person. Anissa Gardizy,, 6 July 2022 The company plans to put that money to, uh, to work acquiring brands that, that sell on Amazon. Leila Atassi, cleveland, 22 Apr. 2022 Nike had allocated shoes for Kith, a sneaker boutique in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, to sell on its website, which is powered by Shopify. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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“Sell (someone) on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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