fire sale Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fire sale" in British English

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fire salenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​sale of ​goods at ​reducedprices, ​especially because the ​shop has been ​damaged by ​fire a ​sale of a ​business or ​part of a ​business at a ​lowprice because it ​needsmoney or is bankrupt
(Definition of fire sale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fire sale" in American English

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fire salenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑɪər ˌseɪl/
a sale of ​goods at ​lowprices because they have been ​slightlydamaged in a fire
(Definition of fire sale from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fire sale" in Business English

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fire salenoun [C]

uk   us  
COMMERCE a ​sale of ​goods at a ​reducedprice, because the ​store has been ​damaged by ​fire: The ​store had ​burned down and I ​bought the ​computer at the ​firesale.
COMMERCE a ​sale of ​goods at a ​reducedprice: More than 300 one-of-a-kind ​objects are being ​sold at fire-sale ​prices to ​raisemoney for city ​culturalprograms.
FINANCE a ​sale of a ​business, ​part of a ​business, or its ​assets at a ​lowprice, because it ​needsmoney or is ​bankrupt
(Definition of fire sale from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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