One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Wish to buy.‘she's in the market for a new laptop’
wishing to buy, in need of, seeking, wanting, lacking, wishing for, desiringView synonyms
- ‘But I guess if I was in the market for a good urn, it would be helpful to have an ad for it magically appearing at the top of my page.’
- ‘The refinery is not up for sale, and certainly we have no understanding that anyone else in the oil business is in the market for another refinery.’
- ‘Besides, I seriously doubted she was in the market for an out-of-work writer who falls asleep driving.’
- ‘So many computer magazines are more like bridal zines, to be purchased only when one is in the market for something new.’
- ‘If we announced that we were in the market for fresh ivory, of course that would encourage the poaching of elephants.’
- ‘This is interesting news as I happen to be in the market for just such a property’
- ‘Everybody knows at least one person that they can think of that may be in the market for what you sell (and most will know a lot more).’
- ‘If I were in the market for a new commuter bike, I'd be well up for one of these.’
- ‘Many US-owned maquilas claim to be in the market for locally produced materials and components, backward linkages.’
- ‘If you'll recall, my bride was in the market for a new car.’
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