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on the market

1. For sale or available for purchase. They had to put their house on the market after John lost his job. Why are there so many kinds of pasta sauce on the market? I just want to make spaghetti!
2. slang Single; available for a romantic relationship. Dave just broke up with Lisa, and all the girls are talking about how he's on the market now.
See also: market, on
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*on the market

openly available for sale. (*Typically: be ~; get something ~; put something ~.) We put our house on the market last year and it still hasn't sold.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the market

For sale; also, available for buying. For example, We've put the boat on the market, or This is the only tandem bicycle on the market right now. This phrase, first put as in the market, dates from the late 1600s; the first recorded use of the phrase with on was in 1891. Also see drug on the market.
See also: market, on
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the ˈmarket

available for sale: This computer isn’t on the market yet. You should be able to buy one early next year.This house only came on the market yesterday.We’re putting a new range of cosmetics on the market next month.
See also: market, on
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on the market

1. Available for buying: Many kinds of seasonal flowers are on the market.
2. Up for sale: They put the family business on the market.
See also: market, on
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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