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white sale

A sale specific to household items, especially bed linens. Thankfully, the department store in town had a white sale on the week that I moved into my dorm, so I was able to buy most of the things I needed at a good price.
See also: sale, white
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

white sale

A special offering of towels, bed linens and similar goods, not necessarily white-colored. For example, The big stores always have white sales in January. [c. 1900]
See also: sale, white
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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