"The bidding will start at eleven million dollars."
"And, in a move sure to attract the attention of regulators, the private sector made a bid to acquire the public sector."
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"All right, who'll start things off with a bid on this magnificent one-of-a-kind fifty-pound rock?"
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"Sold, to the gentleman with the paddle."
"Now, what am I bid for this beautiful piece, which comes with the original owner?"
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Make an Offer
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"I can't decide which I'd rather do- make a twenty-billion-dollar bid of turn down a twenty-billion-dollar bid."
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"Just sign it 'To the Lucky High Bidder.'"
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"Do I hear eighty-five?"
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"I should let you know I've had multiple bids."
". . . and that dumb Mrs. Parker could have figured I had the Ace, King and Jack, but no, she goes ahead bidding in hearts. . ."
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"Would it be possible for you to totally exaggerate how much it will cost and how long it will take, so we'll be pleasantly surprised at the end?"