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come under the hammer

To be put up for or sold at auction. The banker's family estate had to come under the hammer to cover some of his mounting debt.
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come under the hammer

 and go under the hammer
Fig. [for something] to be auctioned. The house at the corner is coming under the hammer next week. The repossessed farm will go under the hammer.
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come (or go) under the hammer

be sold at an auction.
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come/go under the ˈhammer

be offered for sale at an auction (= a sale at which things are sold to the person who offers the most money): The house and all its contents are to come under the hammer next Thursday.
The person in charge of an auction hits the table with a hammer to show that he/she has accepted the highest offer.
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Last year,North Wales auctioneers Jones Peckover reported a record year, with55 lots coming under the hammer for a combined total of pounds 6m.
There are well over 100 items coming under the hammer.
A CLASSIC car once owned by Huddersfieldborn actor James Mason is coming under the hammer.
Properties on Walsall Road will be coming under the hammer at an auction being held by Cottons next week.
As many as 55 entries sold for 5,000gns or more and 166 lots traded to average pounds 4,408, representing the highest number of bulls of any breed coming under the hammer sold during the centre's spring multi-breed sales and a 70% clearance.
Also coming under the hammer at the H&H auction at Buxton on September 12 and 13 will be a Jaguar E-Type V12 coupe driven by actor Nick Berry.
Each dog will be put through its working paces on the sale site before coming under the hammer.
A catalogue of 315 juveniles will work on April 2 before coming under the hammer two days later.
An auction will be held in the Social Club afterwards with signed shirts, footballs and other items from Premiership and Division clubs coming under the hammer.
Also coming under the hammer is an interesting chapel and cottages in Flint ripe for conversion and a substantial property in the Rock Ferry Conservation area, with an excellent river frontage, suitable for conversion to flats.
Firstly, there's an attractive detached cottage in Bearsden, near Glasgow coming under the hammer.
Residential stock coming under the hammer includes a vacant, part fire-damaged inner terrace house on Bankfield Road, Huddersfield.
A pub set in the picturesque Amber Valley area of Derbyshire is oneof ten Midland pubs coming under the hammer next month at a major property and land auction in Birmingham.
Those figures represented the highest price, the highest average and the highest number of bulls of any breed coming under the hammer sold during the week's autumn multi-breed sales.
Also coming under the hammer at The Grove, in Oxfordshire at the auction on Wednesday, December 14, will be memorabilia including a 2004 Williams-BMW steering wheel which is estimated to fetch pounds 600.