someone's on the market

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aaronsun666

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Mandarin
The Big Bang Theory Season 09 Episode 01

Amy has broken up with Sheldon.
Sheldon: I know this may sound farfetched, but I'm on the market now. You know, if I dated Mandy, that would teach both Leonard and Amy a lesson.

Is this supposed to be a joke, saying someone's on the market? Because, to me, it sounds like Sheldon's one of those male prostitutes lining up waiting to be picked up.
 
  • OGOlly

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    English, America
    It must be relatively new phrase, as I have not heard it. I am 62, btw. Maybe it is used by younger persons. I've heard of cows being "on the market," though the phrase does not refer to their mating availability.
     
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