Out of Stock

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out of Stock’ The idiom out of stock is the opposite of in stock and refers to items offered for sale in retail establishments. When an item is ‘out of stock’ the store or online business does not physically have the item in inventory, whether on the premises or in a warehouse and so the item … Read more

Off The Shelf

Also: Off the Rack Synonyms: Ready-to-wear Ready-made Meaning of Idiom ‘Off the Shelf’ Off the shelf refers to a product that is ready-made for use and able to be used without any set-up or alteration. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010., 3Spears, … Read more

In Stock

Meaning of Idiom ‘In Stock’ The idiom in stock refers to items for sale in retail establishments. When an item is ‘in stock’ the store or online business has one or more of the items physically in inventory, on the premises or in a warehouse, and available for purchase. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton … Read more