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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

what does 'the sales' mean in this context? ?

A: Have you been to the new mall?

B: Yes, the sales are terrific!

I looked 'sale' up in a dictionary, and there were too many meanings of it. I got more confused. Can anyone please answer?

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  • Cara
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    1 month ago
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    Periodically - maybe once or twice a year - shops have "Sales" for a week or two, when old stock is sold off at cheaper prices. So in this context it means that.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Sales [in the US] are events during which a retailer sells goods at reduced or bargain prices.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is now a slightly outmoded term. In the old days shops would clear their stock for a new season by having a sale event. Best known would be the post-Christmas period when they would pretty much all shops would hold January Sales. They ceased to be genuine when shops stated bringing in cheap stock and trying to shift it as 'bargains' and many retailers had 'sales' all year round.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A sale is when something gets sold.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it could be understood in a conversation but its more understandable to say the stores there have terrific sales. in that context it means the discounts on products

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