An abnormal/unwholesome interest in watching people try to top each other with ever-increasing purchase-price offers at an auction.
In da 1935 Laurel & Hardy comedy film, "Thicker Than Water", Laurel appears to suddenly develop a morebid fascination with seeing da value of da grandfather clock increase, in dat he starts cluelessly shouting competing offers with Hardy.
by QuacksO April 19, 2022