One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of goods) available (or unavailable) for immediate sale in a store.
for sale, on sale, available, on the shelfView synonyms
- ‘This is an opportunity for consumers to see what their local gallery and frame shop has in stock.’
- ‘Site visitors can also check inventory in real time, so they know immediately whether a product is available or out of stock.’
- ‘You can substitute a goat for the camel should dromederies be out of stock at your local shopping emporium.’
- ‘The pashmina scarf he wants for his mother is not in stock at the government shops.’
- ‘She found a shop that stocks school attire but they had no navy in stock and she was promised a pair would be ordered for Monday.’
- ‘Christmas cards are now in stock in the Lifeboat Shop at the Dunmore Lifeboat Station.’
- ‘On average, the 20 Sainsbury shops had three items out of stock - more than double the industry average.’
- ‘Replicas were made by studio assistants of his most successful works and kept in stock for possible sale.’
- ‘Most of the shops have them in stock in thread sizes to fit the different shoe brands.’
- ‘Any items not in stock may be ordered for customers and will be available within forty eight hours.’
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