Green’s Dictionary of Slang

market n.

1. see marketplace n.

2. see meat market n. (1a)

In phrases

go to market (v.)

[late 19C+] (Aus.) to lose one’s temper, to behave irritably; to make a fuss, to let off steam.

in the market

1. [1930s] (US black) in prison.

2. [1940s] rich, well-off, usu. as the result of gambling or crime.