a unique or advantageous feature that appeals to the prospective buyer of a service, product, etc.:
A generous discount is the chief selling point of the book club.
noun 1. a claiming race at the end of which the winning horse is offered for sale. selling race noun 1. a horse race in which the winner must be offered for sale at auction
- Selling short
selling short definition Borrowing shares of stock from a brokerage firm (see broker) and then selling in the expectation that the price of the stock will decline. If it does, the borrower buys them back at a reduced price, returns them to the brokerage, and makes a profit. If it rises, the investor loses money. […]
noun 1. Stock Exchange. a sudden and marked decline in stock or bond prices resulting from widespread selling. 2. an act or instance of liquidating assets or subsidiaries, as by divestiture.
- Sell oneself
sell oneself sell oneself 1. Convince another of one’s merits, present oneself in a favorable light, as in A job interview is an ideal opportunity to sell oneself to a prospective employer. Originally this idiom, dating from the second half of the 1700s, alluded to selling one’s services for money, but it was being used […]