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: go, 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, go, hammer
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A pair of metal-rimmed eyeglasses, used leather sandals, a pocket watch, a simple brass bowl and plate, all of which once belonged to Gandhi are to go under the hammer at Antiquorum Auctioneers.
The outlandishly designed shoes are worth a staggering PS1,600 each - but they will go under the hammer with no reserve price.
Former Game Keeper's Cottage, off Huddersfield Road between Saddleworth and Marsden and on the edge of the Peak District National Park, which will go under the hammer next month
Some 45 bikes will go under the hammer on Monday in a webcast auction run by Aston's Auctioneers.
Other items to go under the hammer include a carefullythumbed Bible and a worn wristwatch belonging to the infamous Kray twins while they served life sentences for murder.
Auction workers at Vectis, Thornaby, man the telephones as 8,000 toys go under the hammer
AN entire seaside resort is to go under the hammer next month and it could be yours for just [euro]625,000.
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Marilyn Monroe's unseen photographs showing the legendary screen icon living the high life at an exclusive celeb party are set to go under the hammer.
SOME of the cuddly creatures which make up part of Liverpool's new quirky public art project will go under the hammer for the Alder Hey Imagine Appeal.
A PERFECT Christmas present for North East sports fans was due to go under the hammer today.
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.
The medals go under the hammer at Biddle and Webb in Birmingham on Saturday at 11am.
Now the full set is to go under the hammer at The Ultimate Auction in Los Angeles next month.
The 'Aladdin's cave of criminals' illgotten gains' will go under the hammer at Wilsons' Belfast branch - with bidders able to join in online and over the phone too.