Part with or sell valuable or precious resources for the sake of immediate profit or advantage: Rangers have been systematically selling off the family jewels
More example sentences
- I am able to pay for this private treatment without having to sell the family jewels.
- There are accusations of selling off the family jewels to pay for extravagant building projects.
- I was pleasantly surprised that the government is not selling the family jewels.
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