Idiom:  in demand

Grocery shelves in the refrigerated section are empty except for two salads. Caption "Sorry, we don't have any salads left. They were in demand today because of the parade."


Idiom:  in demand

  • something that is needed or desired by many people
  • popular and wanted

Example sentences

— What kinds of new college graduates are in demand with private companies these days?

— Hotel rooms in France are really in demand in July so you may need to book one 6-12 months in advance. 

— Full-figured and ethnic models are more and more in demand each year.

— Sorry, we don't sell roasted chestnuts anymore since they're no longer in demand with our clientele.

— Before we go any further, can I confirm that we've done a survey to find out which flavors are in demand?

— I'd like to buy my daughter a new purse for her birthday. Which designer brands are in demand these days?

— I thought little black dresses were always in demand but I've been shopping all day and can't find a simple and elegant one.

— Homemade greeting cards are in demand again because it shows a very personal touch to send notes through the post these days.

— Our menu changes each month depending on what's in season and also what's in demand.


  • in vogue
  • sought-after

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