go on the block


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go on the block

To make something available for purchase. The "block" in this phrase is the "auction block," the platform that an auctioneer stands on to sell something. If my jewelry goes on the block after I die, I'll come back and haunt all of you!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go on the block

Fig. [for something] to go up for auction; [for something] to be placed on the auction block. Our farm went on the block last week. Got a good price. When this painting goes on the block, I hope I get a lot for it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go on the block

To be offered for sale.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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