open sale item

14:30 May 12, 2017
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Hindi to English translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Hindi term or phrase: open sale item
I'm translating from English to Greek a text that is itself a translation from Hindi to English.

In reference to a family argument, someone says:

What could I have done? It's an open sale item.

The phrase seems to be entirely out of context, and I was wondering whether this might be some Hindi idiom that has been erroneously literally translated and lost its meaning altogether.

Any thoughts?

Please provide your answers in English, since Hindi is to me like Greek to you.

Thanks.
m_a_a_
Greece
Local time: 22:42


Summary of answers provided
4An item that was put on public auction and the person that bids highest price wins.
SAKINA MOTORWALA (X)
4Item to be disposed at any cost
Rajesh Mishra


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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Item to be disposed at any cost


Explanation:
In this context, it refers a situation where a person already decided to dispose a thing so that there is no question whether it will be useful or not.

Example sentence(s):
  • Such as, after transfer, there are somany things which become open sale items.
Rajesh Mishra
India
Local time: 02:12
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
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9 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
An item that was put on public auction and the person that bids highest price wins.


Explanation:
The word open means publicly. The word sale means auction.

SAKINA MOTORWALA (X)
Malaysia
Local time: 04:42
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi, Native in GujaratiGujarati
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