Origin of oversold
verb (used with object), o·ver·sold, o·ver·sell·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·sold, o·ver·sell·ing.
Origin of oversell
Examples from the Web for oversold
Before the stock certificate books were printed and delivered from the local printing office, we were, in fact, oversold.My Adventures with Your Money|George Graham Rice
The friend who sold you the plant, about whom I happen to know a lot, oversold you.I Walked in Arden|Jack Crawford
When this oversold condition of the contracting trades is realized, the prices of labor and of raw materials rise rapidly.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
This number was oversold with a printed edition of two million copies—a record never before achieved by any magazine.The Americanization of Edward Bok|Edward William Bok
Some, fearing that the place had been oversold, were hastening to secure their seats.The Galloping Ghost|Roy J. Snell