I am listening to a conversation between a woman and a manager of party hire company. They are talking about food, music band, car parking etc. I have to answer the question "How much will it cost to hire the locale?"
Could you explain what "to hire the locale" is, please?
I saw the usage of the verb "to hire" in regard to people. As for me, it is strange to see this verb with an inanimate resource.
Google does not show examples of the usage of this phrase. It is an IELTS listening training.