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close the sale

Also,close the deal;close on a sale or deal. Complete a transaction, as in Jack was delighted to close the sale. This term applies to such transactions as the sale of a house, also put asclosing on a house, as well as negotiations leading up to a sale. The latter was also put as toclose a bargain, a phrase used by Charles Dickens and other 19th-century writers: “He closed the bargain directly it reached his ears,” Nicholas Nickleby, 1838.
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