One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1another term for saleroom
- ‘Auctioneers and antique dealers have noticed in recent times that sales are bringing new buyers, people not previously known in the salesroom or shop.’
- ‘Thousands of inexpensive paintings featuring all types of subject matter were being sold at the many picture auctions held regularly in salesrooms, coffee houses, and taverns in both the City and Westminster.’
- ‘Totals for the biannual, two-week-long period of sales at the three major auction houses met or exceeded expectations, as customers packed the salesrooms and bought more than $400 million worth of art.’
- ‘‘Sargent hunger’ overtook the salesrooms; the pictures alone fetched [pound] 182,585, and the price records for Sargent's work and modern art in general were ‘wiped out.’’
- ‘Roger North noted that several of the paintings he bought at salesrooms were done ‘after a print,’ presumably a common practice at the time.’
- 1.1 A showroom, especially one for cars.
- ‘They have their own car salesroom set up on the grass and they just pull out on to the main road without even looking.’
- ‘And then you take great satisfaction in politely leaving, going down the road, buying the top-line Merc and driving back to the original salesroom.’
- ‘Mrs McDonagh told the court she and her son arrived at the premises at 5.40 pm, just as cars were being driven from the forecourt into the salesroom.’
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