be going spare

British spoken
used for saying that something is available for someone if they want it

Can I borrow these books if they're going spare?


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • going spare — Brit informal : not being used : available for someone to use land that is going spare • • • Main Entry: ↑spare …   Useful english dictionary

  • going spare —  Available (but see spare) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • be going spare — british spoken phrase used for saying that something is available for someone if they want it Can I borrow these books if they’re going spare? Thesaurus: available and to be, or to become availablesynonym Main entry: spare …   Useful english dictionary

  • be going spare — British & Australian if something is going spare, you can have it because no one else wants it. Do you want some more cheesecake? Yes, if it s going spare …   New idioms dictionary

  • spare — spare1 S2 [speə US sper] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(extra)¦ 2¦(not used/needed)¦ 3¦(time)¦ 4¦(money)¦ 5 be going spare 6 go spare 7¦(plain)¦ 8¦(thin)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: spAr] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spare — 1 adjective 1 ADDITIONAL spare key/bulb/battery etc a key etc that you have in addition to the ones you normally use, so that it is available if another is needed 2 AVAILABLE not being used by anyone and available to be used: Have you got any… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spare — spare1 [ sper ] adjective ** 1. ) only before noun a spare object is one that you keep in addition to other similar objects so that it is available if you need it: a spare key/battery/pair of glasses Bring a towel and some spare clothes. 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spare — I UK [speə(r)] / US [sper] adjective ** 1) [only before noun] a spare object is one that you keep in addition to other similar objects so that it is available if you need it a spare key/battery/pair of glasses Bring a towel and some spare clothes …   English dictionary

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