One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be sold at an auction.
- ‘Yesterday it went under the hammer at prestigious auction house Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London, fetching £300.’
- ‘A photograph of Edward VIII taken during his notorious meeting with Adolf Hitler failed to sell at auction yesterday when it went under the hammer as part of a collection of private papers which belonged to his aide.’
- ‘Just days ago the Elliott family silver and a collection of prized John Gould bird prints went under the hammer at a Melbourne auction.’
- ‘The most expensive piece of furniture ever to be sold at auction is due to go under the hammer once more on December 9.’
- ‘A total of 12 medals belonging to Maj-Gen Drake went under the hammer at London auction house, Spink's, with the set estimated to be worth £20,000 without the elite VC honour.’
- ‘Two previously unheard recordings by John Lennon were sold for €216,000 yesterday when they went under the hammer at an auction of pop memorabilia.’
- ‘Around half a dozen bidders tried to snap up the Gooseholme public toilet on the banks of the River Kent when it went under the hammer at a property auction at Manchester Airport.’
- ‘The property of Glen Lodge at Culleenamore recently went under the hammer at an auction in Dublin.’
- ‘It came under the hammer at the auction and was sold for E50.’
- ‘Mr Lang said Wednesday's auction was a very spirited event as the entire contents of the motel - 650 items - went under the hammer and were all sold.’
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