Definition of on offer in English:

on offer


  • 1Available.

    ‘the number of permanent jobs on offer is relatively small’
    • ‘The event organised by the Department of Tourism had the right mix of fare on offer.’
    • ‘All the other usual prizes will again be on offer as well as some seasonal prizes.’
    • ‘In Britain it is a few hundred pounds and that can be quickly withdrawn if you don't accept one of the jobs on offer.’
    • ‘Most of the starters are vegetarian and there are also fish and chicken dishes on offer.’
    • ‘Brendan said that he would like to invite new members to come and see the facilities on offer.’
    • ‘He and the other sporting figures will tell young people about the wealth of jobs on offer in sport.’
    • ‘Why not enter your canine companion in the dog show and be in with a chance to win one of the many prizes on offer.’
    • ‘Across the way, a handful of tourists examine the wares on offer in a souvenir shop.’
    • ‘All welcome to come and view the activities and premises on offer or to book a place for your child.’
    • ‘Spot prizes will be on offer at the function and the organisers appeal for support.’
    1. 1.1British Available for sale at a reduced price.
      ‘the fruit cocktail trifle is on offer at 99p’
      • ‘This was more expensive but the dishes on offer were also a bit more upmarket.’
      • ‘At the cashier's my wife mentioned that she had not been able to locate an item advertised on special offer in the day's newspapers.’
      • ‘For example, Argos currently has a 27-inch LCD television on special offer at £499.99 - reduced from £749.99.’
      • ‘In the end I had to wait until they were on offer at Safeways because I could otherwise not afford them.’
      • ‘I'm not a big fan, I bought it on a whim - probably because it was on special offer.’
      • ‘The freezer had an important role to play as it allows Mrs Jones to buy things she sees on special offer even if she does not need them immediately.’
      • ‘I went to the off licence and they had this on special offer - three for the price of two!’
      • ‘I tend to buy them when they're on offer as Kwik Save regularly has good offers on these.’
      • ‘I got these at a third of that price and snapped them up quick while they were on offer.’
      • ‘Waterstone's offered it last week on special offer for £7.50.’
      on sale, up for sale, on the market, purchasable, available, obtainable, to be had
      on the block
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