Definition of be in the market for in English:

be in the market for

phrase

  • Wish to buy.

    ‘she's in the market for a new laptop’
    • ‘If we announced that we were in the market for fresh ivory, of course that would encourage the poaching of elephants.’
    • ‘Many US-owned maquilas claim to be in the market for locally produced materials and components, backward linkages.’
    • ‘Besides, I seriously doubted she was in the market for an out-of-work writer who falls asleep driving.’
    • ‘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 you'll recall, my bride was in the market for a new car.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So many computer magazines are more like bridal zines, to be purchased only when one is in the market for something new.’
    • ‘If I were in the market for a new commuter bike, I'd be well up for one of these.’
    • ‘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.’
    wishing to buy, in need of, seeking, wanting, lacking, wishing for, desiring
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