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consign (something) to (someone or something)

1. To give or assign something to a someone or something. Who is the most responsible employee I can consign this project to?
2. To mark something to be sent to a particular destination. Consign these packages to the Savannah office, please.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

consign something to someone or something

1. to entrust something to someone, something, or some place. We consigned all the toughest assignments to our top employees. What shipping company should we consign these boxes to?
2. to assign something for shipment to a place. Bill consigned this batch to Denver.
See also: consign, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(7) Some collectors charged Salander with selling consigned artwork and then failing to pay them their due proceeds.
"At the higher end, inventory turns more slowly, and people are willing to consign to give product more exposure," he said.
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Artists fear (often rightfully so) that some galleries cannot be trusted to pay them for sold consigned works, or to return unsold art in a timely manner.
UCC Section 9-319(a) also states that a consignee acquires all of the consignor's rights in the consigned goods when the consignor's interest is not perfected.
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At best it consigns you to a life of dreary repetition and terrible food, at worst your teeth fall out, your breath stinks, you erupt in boils and you sink into 13th-century malnutrition - The Good Life indeed."
Top price was 205 ppk from two different vendors, the first was a homebred limousin x consigned by P & E Ellis, Lisern Farm.
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The dealer cannot exist without the artwork that the artist creates and consigns.
announced July 23 that it had been consigned by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to undertake a project of technical assistance to promote rural electrification in the Republic of Zambia, in the southern part of Africa.
By: OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE, June 7 (THE NATION): Judge Ali Hassan Rizvi of Accountability Court No 3, Lahore, Monday consigned to record an illegal assets case against Begum Nusrat Bhutto.
Six of the more obscure but still quite significant of those men are showcased in "Consigned Indifference: The Military Careers of Six Civil War Generals with Tenuous Fame", a 428-page historical compendium focused upon Union generals Charles P.
The glut of illegal aliens suppressed wages, shut out American workers, and consigned newly arrived immigrants to a life of impoverishment.
Betting on White Christmases could be "consigned to the history books", a bookmaker said.
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