sale to the highest bidder

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You put yourself up to sale to the highest bidder! You were bought in the market.
Barrington Area Unit District 220's former administration headquarters is going up for sale to the highest bidder.
It is a Sudan that utilises its resources for development rather than for sale to the highest bidder. A Sudan that is an ally for global efforts toward development and international peace.
Instead, corrupt bureaucracies have joined hands with real estate developers, invariably backed by powerful lobbies, to commodify land for sale to the highest bidder - sometimes even land earmarked for low-cost housing.
They are not for sale to the highest bidder, said Mark Miller, Executive Director of the Virginia Wilderness Committee.
This mechanism is a reflection of the unitarist mindset of the military; it is inevitably propelled by corruption in which a handful of delegates are up for sale to the highest bidder. Using this framework, the members of the party, those who conscientiously build the party by attending party meetings, sustain it by paying their dues and doing the hard work of mobilisation as well as logistics coordination, are frozen out.
British Airways, Japan Airlines, Germany's Lufthansa and several others have been sold through public listing or outright private sale to the highest bidder. But then again, as my pilot friend remarked, what is there to stop the politician from making a hash of it and keep the airline's fate hanging?
Our NHS, once the envy of the world, is for sale to the highest bidder; our railway, gas and electricity companies are all in foreign hands and now they are starting to dismantle our state education system.
It's our national identity that builds that value - and that shouldn't just be for sale to the highest bidder.
A Plaid Cymru spokeswoman said: "The cat is well and truly out of the bag - the Labour First Minister's political convictions are clearly on sale to the highest bidder.
If we are dropping our political trousers to people who in some cases are not even New Zealanders, is it any wonder that the country appears to be up for sale to the highest bidder no matter which major political party you vote for?