Under the hammer

Submitted by Safyra on Mon, 23/07/2018 - 02:08

Meanings of "Under the hammer"


Referring to something being sold, especially at an auction, usually a house. Comes from when auctioneers used hammers to close the auction after the winning bid.

Explained by Safyra on Mon, 23/07/2018 - 02:08
Explained by Safyra

"Under the hammer" in lyrics

Ariya - Executioner (Палач)

he come again and again in my sleep
and through the dust of centuries I see everything...

Day was moving on as a nail under the hammer
Evil laugh muffled the moan of the insane
He was saving all the world and Galilea

Apulanta - Frost


I was never afraid of the next morning, but the final night.
It's easier as a dust on the floor than as a statue under the hammer.
Trust it. Hold on to your faith in people, but someone will proselytize you too.
And I'm not the first one to lose their grip.

Collective Project - Invictus

went from bad to worse
you taught me not
to ever cry out loud
under the hammer
of the gods
I stand bloody

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Rhapsody

Across this crooked land
Runs a crooked man
Our loved ones die
Under the hammer
Of the Soviet sun

Vald - Inanition

V-A's doing money, like Penelope, I know, you're shocked
Don't get into rap, you're gonna lose feathers
93 in bus, 93 pitfalls
93 anvil, under the hammer of justice
Always remember that God created the prostitution