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Auctioneer Lingo

A professional auctioneer shares some techniques for creating his mesmerizing, melodious patter. He explains that auctioneers are known as colonels, because colonels in the civil war were assigned with auctioning off captured property. And he warns...

exploding offer

exploding offer  n.— «A Washington judge then hinted that he could have a job if he was willing to accept it on the spot, but never made a formal offer. Finally, he got an exploding offer from 2nd Circuit Judge Amalya Lyle Kearse in New...