go under the hammer


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go under the hammer

To be put up for or sold at auction. The banker's family estate had to go under the hammer to cover some of his mounting debt.
See also: hammer

come/go under the ˈhammer

be offered for sale at an auction (= a sale at which things are sold to the person who offers the most money): The house and all its contents are to come under the hammer next Thursday.
The person in charge of an auction hits the table with a hammer to show that he/she has accepted the highest offer.
See also: come, hammer
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In the residential section of the sale, 87 properties will go under the hammer.
The stone is set to go under the hammer in Los Angeles next month (Feb11) at Nate D.
The 3ft sculptures are on display at Sefton Park's Palm House until 40 of them go under the hammer on Thursday.
The lights which illuminated the likes of Big Tom and Daniel O'Donnell, the seats where they would have sat - and even the signs for the male and female toilets - will go under the hammer at an auction being held at the Cricklewood hall today.
ITEMS for Mirfield Rotary Club's charity auction were given the professional once-over before they go under the hammer.
ONE of the world's most famous boxing paintings, depicting a victory for Welsh fighter Jimmy Wilde, is to go under the hammer with a pounds 150,000 price tag.
His creations will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support when they go under the hammer at The Horse and Groom pub in Penydarren.
The unique event saw cherished items owned by the Queen's late sister go under the hammer, including her wedding tiara which sold for pounds 926,400 last night.
GROUP 1 winners Airwave, Latice and Frizzante are among the top-class fillies and mares due to go under the hammer at Tattersalls sales in Newmarket.
And tomorrow the trainers will go under the hammer on the Reebok website www.
Now the full set is to go under the hammer at The Ultimate Auction in Los Angeles next month.
First-time buyers, families, investors and business people were at the event to see 20 properties go under the hammer in Carryduff.
POIGNANT artefacts raised from the submerged wreckage of the Titanic are set to go under the hammer in a pounds 120 million sale.
James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Luke Wright and Mike Yardy are also set to go under the hammer next month.
AROUND 400 convertibles ranging from an Aston Martin DB9 Volante to more modestly priced Mazda MX-5 models go under the hammer in British Car Auctions' first beach-themed sale at Blackbushe tomorrow.