One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or denoting goods that have had a previous owner but rarely been used.‘a good place to pick up a nearly new car’
second-hand, old, worn, pre-owned, handed-down, cast-offView synonyms
- ‘Its funds come largely from spring and autumn sales of nearly new children's clothing, toys, and nursery equipment held at the leisure centre.’
- ‘You'll be amazed at the nearly-new designer duds you'll pick up for peanuts.’
- ‘The doors will be thrown open to the general public for a sale of unwanted gifts and nearly new items at knockdown prices.’
- ‘I had this really good off-white jacket and nearly new black shoes.’
- ‘The meeting discussed the recently opened shop which retails nearly new clothes and household items.’
- ‘The trash bins are filled with only mildly worn sneakers that a quick application of bleach can make look nearly-new.’
- ‘If you buy nearly-new, then you'll want a car that loses the smallest proportion of its value by the time it's three years old.’
- ‘I paid cash for my wife's nearly new car.’
- ‘A major chunk of their extra business this year has been down to a rush to buy "nearly new" cars after a dramatic slump in prices.’
- ‘I've gotten hundreds of them, all colors, and sizes but almost every one of them is nearly-new.’
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