find (oneself) in the market for (something)(redirected from find themselves in the market for)
find (oneself) in the market for (something)
To be in pursuit of something, often unexpectedly or unintentionally. The phrase is often, but not always, used when someone is interested in buying a specific, often expensive, item. If your car keeps making terrible noises like that, I think you'll be in the market for a new one sooner than later! He'll find himself in the market for a new girlfriend eventually—just give him time.
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