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auction of promises

noun [C] uk   us  
an occasion when people bid (= offer money and compete against other people) for something that someone has offered to do, for example cook a meal, wash a car, etc. It is usually done in order to get money for a charity.
Translations of “auction of promises”
in Chinese (Traditional) 競標(常以慈善募捐為目的)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竞拍(常以慈善募捐为目的)…
(Definition of auction of promises from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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