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.’
    • ‘Across the way, a handful of tourists examine the wares on offer in a souvenir shop.’
    • ‘Most of the starters are vegetarian and there are also fish and chicken dishes on offer.’
    • ‘He and the other sporting figures will tell young people about the wealth of jobs on offer in sport.’
    • ‘All welcome to come and view the activities and premises on offer or to book a place for your child.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In Britain it is a few hundred pounds and that can be quickly withdrawn if you don't accept one of the jobs on offer.’
    • ‘Brendan said that he would like to invite new members to come and see the facilities on offer.’
    • ‘All the other usual prizes will again be on offer as well as some seasonal prizes.’
    • ‘Spot prizes will be on offer at the function and the organisers appeal for support.’
    1. 1.1also on special offerBritish Available for sale at a reduced price.
      ‘the fruit cocktail trifle is on offer at 99p’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For example, Argos currently has a 27-inch LCD television on special offer at £499.99 - reduced from £749.99.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I got these at a third of that price and snapped them up quick while they were on offer.’
      • ‘In the end I had to wait until they were on offer at Safeways because I could otherwise not afford them.’
      • ‘I went to the off licence and they had this on special offer - three for the price of two!’
      • ‘Waterstone's offered it last week on special offer for £7.50.’
      • ‘I'm not a big fan, I bought it on a whim - probably because it was on special offer.’
      • ‘I tend to buy them when they're on offer as Kwik Save regularly has good offers on these.’
      on sale, up for sale, on the market, purchasable, available, obtainable, to be had
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