corner the market


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corner the market

1. To sell or produce something so successfully as to overshadow all others in the same field. That company is so popular right now that they've really cornered the market on video games.
2. To buy most of a particular item or stock so that one can control its price. If you think he bought all that stock to corner the market, you should report him—that kind of activity is illegal.
See also: corner, market

corner the market

Buy all or most of a commodity or stock so that its price goes up. For example, In a famous maneuver the Hunt brothers cornered the market in silver. This idiom uses corner in the sense of "drive would-be buyers into a corner." [Early 1800s]
See also: corner, market

corner the ˈmarket (in something)

get control of the trade in a particular type of goods, so that you control its price and the conditions of sale: By reducing prices so that the smaller stores can’t compete and are forced to close, Bestsave has effectively cornered the market.
See also: corner, market
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Looking to corner the market on quarterbacks named Detmer, the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday drafted Koy Detmer, brother of last year's starting quarterback, Ty Detmer.
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United Wisconsin Services sued in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in May 1999, charging Mylan with violating various states' antitrust and consumer protection laws by conspiring with raw material suppliers to corner the market for the active pharmaceutical ingredients used to make generic lorazepam and generic clorazepate.
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Sagent has taken all the right steps -- including its recent acquisition of the highly regarded Talus -- to corner the market on data mart technology and service," said Rich Shapero, general partner at Crosspoint Venture Partners.
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