be in the market for(redirected from were in the market for)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
be in the market for
To be in pursuit of something. This phrase is often, but not always, used when someone is interested in buying a specific, often expensive, item. Is it true that you're in the market for a new car? These standing mixers are beautiful, but I'm not in the market for one right now—I hardly ever bake anymore. Sam and I only broke up a few weeks ago, so I'm not in the market for a new girlfriend just yet.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
be in the market forwish to buy.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017