in the market

in the market
adverb (or adjective)
1. or on the market : up for sale : available for purchase

put his house on the market

2. : interested in buying : prepared to buy

was in the market for a new car

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in the market
: looking for something in particular : interested in buying or finding something

He hasn't found a new job yet, but he is still in the market. [=he is still looking for a new job]

— usually + for

She is in the market for a new house. [=she is looking for a new house to buy]

She's in the market for a husband.

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