Auctions off - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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To sell an item to the highest bidder. We're auctioning off a car at the charity event this year.
auction something off
to sell something [to the highest bidder] at an auction. He auctioned his home off. He auctioned off his home. The duke was forced to auction off his ancestral home to pay his taxes.
To sell something to the person who offers the highest amount of money, at or as at an auction: We don't need this table anymore, so we should auction it off. To clear out the warehouse, the company auctioned off the old inventory.
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Now Pam is giving another bride the chance to look like a princess as she auctions off
a designer ivory wedding gown to raise money for the hospice that looked after Sharon in her final days.
its key fertilizer asset portfolio, among the largest in the United States, for $295 million.
The United States routinely auctions off
timber rights to land unsuitable for logging -- forests that are inaccessible, dry or at high elevation, or that possess sparse stands of relatively low-value species.