English translation: Will someone make a starting bid of 5 dollars?
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English term or phrase:five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie
Then the auctioneer came in without his microphone or his spotters and stepped up to the table stacked with leftover sweets. He picked up a bag of doughnuts and held it high over his head. "We got a sack of delicious hommade doughnuts here," he said. ""Whaddaya give? Do I hear five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie?" and he launched into his well-worn song.
It's an auction on an Amish farm, somewhere in Pennsylvania.
Could anybody please decipher the phrase "five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie"? Is it supposed to mean "five-fifty-five-fifty-five"?