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garage sale

a sale of used or unwanted household goods, personal items, bric-a-brac, etc., typically held in one's garage or yard.
Also called tag sale, yard sale.
Origin of garage sale
1960-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for garage sale
  • If your community permits it, let your children organize a garage sale to find new homes for items they no longer need.
  • There are several craft and flea-market vendors, as well as a large garage sale and a mum sale.
  • Another idea: view the dud as an opportunity to clean out your house and hold a yard or garage sale.
  • People who used to have a garage sale now sell on e-Bay, and they use the mail to ship.
  • It reminded me of being at a garage sale, the rude feeling of surveying someone's entire life in one greedy glance.
  • Pretend you didn't own this book and that you came across it at a give-away table at someone's garage sale.
  • garage sale signs can be posted on private property or you may advertise your garage sale in the newspaper or on the radio.
  • Euless residents seeking to hold a garage sale must first obtain a permit.
  • The summer months are a popular time to sort through your unwanted items and have a garage sale.
  • Click here for information regarding garage sale signs.
British Dictionary definitions for garage sale

garage sale

a sale of personal belongings or household effects held at a person's home, usually in the garage
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