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floor salesman

A salesperson who works in the area of a store where merchandise is displayed (the "floor"), keeping items organized and helping customers with questions. Being a floor salesman is exhausting—my feet are killing me, and I'm sick of helping people find things!
See also: floor, salesman

no salesman will call

An assurance that, after an inquiry has been made about the price of something, no one will make direct contact to follow up and try to secure a sale. Our agents are always ready to give you a quotation on the insurance policy that is right for you. If you decide afterward that now isn't the right time, no salesmen will call, so there's absolutely no pressure to sign up.
See also: call, no, salesman, will

snake oil salesman

Someone who sells, promotes, or is a general proponent of some valueless or fraudulent cure, remedy, or solution. (Can also be formed as "saleswoman" or "salesperson.") I find it hard to believe anyone would fall for those snake oil salesmen on TV selling holistic medicines and therapies. A lot of people have been swayed by the presidential candidate's plan for economic growth, but if you ask me, she sounds like a snake oil saleswoman.
See also: oil, salesman, snake
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no salesman will call

a phrase indicating that no salesman will visit or contact you if you make an inquiry about a product. All inquiries are confidential and no salesman will call.
See also: call, no, salesman, will
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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