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There are chairs for rent

It is one of the popular sayings or expressions of the Catalan language that has neither a literal translation nor Castilian Spanish equivalent.  It is used when someone behaves in an unprecedented or unconventional way and more correctly to refer to extraordinary situations that can generate expectation. 

Its origin is in the phrase s’hi llogaran cadires that was once pronounced by the town crier to announce a show.  It was a kind of advertising slogan, because the offering of chairs to the public, even if they were for rent, meant that the show would be worth it.