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sell something off

to sell all of something. We ended up with a large stock of out-of-style coats and we had to sell them all off at a loss. We sold off all the excess stock.
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sell off

Get rid of by selling, often at reduced prices. For example, The jeweler was eager to sell off the last of the diamond rings. [c. 1700] Also see sell out, def. 1.
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sell off

v.
To get rid of something, especially investment assets, by selling: The company had to sell off some assets so that it could pay its debts. The bank foreclosed on my house and sold it off to the highest bidder.
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Sell Off Auctions works like most penny auction sites.
It's a breach of the planning regulations to sell off our parks when there are lots of brownfield sites available.
If in another generation the Tories lie, cheat, and smarm their way into power again, I wonder what they'll sell off next, after all they'll have flogged off everything by then, so what will it be?
Employee discount sales promotions helped the Big Three sell off some of their inventories, but June production figures circulated by CSM Worldwide, Detroit, show the domestic automakers continuing to "institute downtime across their operations in North America.
They have to spell out plans in detail when they apply to the Department for Education and Skills to sell off the former playing field at Whitley Abbey School.
The King of Pop is in so much debt that financial advisers have reportedly suggested he sell off his most valuable asset in order to pay off mounting legal bills and operating costs piling up at his Neverland ranch.
The dismantling of Capitol Publications started in late 1997 when Pearson decided to sell off most of the company's publications, which had grown to more than 50 titles and several different divisions.
The budget is expected to include a proposal to privatize the air-traffic control system and make it wholly user-fee funded, to end subsidies for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and to sell off at least one of the five regional power marketing authorities - holding companies of dams and other electrical power plants - which would probably generate several billion dollars.
The Resolution Trust Corporation has launched Phase II of the National Land Fund, which pools together distressed real estate assets into a series of limited partnerships between the RTC and private investors to deal with land loans and to develop or sell off parcels of land.
IT IS disgraceful that Liverpool City Council has chosen to sell off Sefton Park Meadows.
If they sell off Royal Mail wait for prices to rise by at least 20%.
The protesters gathered in Grizedale Forest in Cumbria to cheer speakers who condemned the Government proposals to sell off land across England as an "absolute disgrace".
There is any amount of surplus land within the Wallsend area that could be sold off - a couple of underused car parks on High Street East spring to mind - before starting to demolish or sell off buildings to developers.
Mandelson wants to sell off a 30 per cent stake in the Royal Mail to a private firm.
In some cases,it may well be right for us to sell off property at lower than market value to promote social housing in some areas.