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English definition of “come/go under the hammer”

come/go under the hammer

to be sold at an auction (= public sale where objects are bought by the people who offer the most money ): A private collection of her early paintings is expected to go under the hammer next year .Buying and selling in general
(Definition of come/go under the hammer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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