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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.
Translations of “come/go under the hammer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被拍賣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被拍卖…
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