fire sale

fire sale
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r seyl]
    • /faɪər seɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r seyl]
    • /faɪər seɪl/

Definitions of fire sale words

  • noun fire sale a special sale of merchandise actually or supposedly damaged by fire. 1
  • noun fire sale a sale, as of assets, at reduced prices, in order to raise money quickly. 1
  • noun fire sale discount sale of fire-damaged goods 1
  • noun fire sale financial: low-price selling of assets 1
  • countable noun fire sale A fire sale is an event in which goods are sold cheaply because the shop or storeroom they were in has been damaged by fire. 0
  • countable noun fire sale If you describe a sale of goods or other assets as a fire sale, you mean that everything is being sold very cheaply. 0

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Origin of fire sale

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95

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Parts of speech for Fire sale


fire sale popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fire sale usage trend in Literature

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