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Don't sell the skin till you have caught the bear a traditional warning against acting on an assumption that may turn out to have been ill-founded. The origin of the saying is said to be...

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Sells

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

English: variant of Sell1.

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Selling

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 139 words.

Variants: Sellen, Shilling, Sellings

Current frequencies: GB 94, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 50 • Main

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Sell

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 126 words.

Variants: Selle, Sells

Current frequencies: GB 1091, Ireland 14 • GB frequency 1881: 876 • Main GB location

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Selles

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

GB frequency 1881: 19 • Main GB location 1881: Kent

English: see Seales.

Selles, 1881 frequency.

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sell

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 178 words.

sell someone or something short fail to recognize or state the true value of someone or something. 1998 TimesMr

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sell

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 29 words.

verb sell out (also Australian) informal vomit. 1960 hilliard Maori Girl ‘Why don’t you have some kai?’ ‘The very

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sell

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Don't sell the skin till you have caught the bear a traditional warning against acting on an assumption that may turn out to have been ill-founded. The origin of the saying is said to be...

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sell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 239 words.

don't sell the skin till you have caught the bear a traditional warning against acting on an assumption that may turn out to have been ill-founded. The origin of the saying is said to be...

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systems selling

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 40 words.

The selling of a total system rather than an individual product. For example, some computer manufacturers sell VDUs, keyboards, printers,

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soft sell

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 33 words.

The use of unobtrusive methods of selling as opposed to those employed in a *hard sell. Implication, rather

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Pyramid selling

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 111 words.

A system of selling goods whereby distributors recruit other distributors and sell them the goods at a profit. The second

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soft sell

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The use of unobtrusive methods of selling as opposed to those employed in a hard sell. Implication, rather than forceful statement and relentless repetition, form the basis of a soft sell.

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soft sell

Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 34 words.

The use of unobtrusive methods of selling as opposed to those employed in a *hard sell. Implication, rather than forceful statement and relentless repetition, form the basis of a soft...

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personal selling

Charles Doyle.

in A Dictionary of Marketing

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing. 236 words.

A two-way, interactive form of selling which is usually conducted face to face, but which can also include telephone selling.

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soft sell

Edited by Charles Doyle.

in A Dictionary of Marketing

January 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing. 57 words.

A method of selling *merchandise where the technique is very low-pressure and undemanding of the customer. The soft-sell approach

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personal selling

Edited by Charles Doyle.

in A Dictionary of Marketing

January 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing. 236 words.

A two-way, interactive form of selling which is usually conducted face to face, but which can also include telephone selling.

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soft sell

Charles Doyle.

in A Dictionary of Marketing

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing. 57 words.

A method of selling *merchandise where the technique is very low-pressure and undemanding of the customer. The soft-sell approach

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selling out

Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 83 words.

The selling of securities, commodities, etc., by a broker because the original buyer is unable to pay for them. This invariably happens after a fall in market price (the buyer would take...

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systems selling

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

The selling of a total system rather than an individual product. For example, some computer manufacturers sell VDUs, keyboards, printers, and the necessary software for their computers,...

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hard sell

Overview page. Subjects: Marketing.

The use of selling methods that emphasize the supposed virtues of a product, repeat its name, and attempt to force it upon the consumer by forceful and unsubtle means. Compare soft sell.

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