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glut on the market

Something that is not in great demand because it is abundantly available. Mobile phones are a glut on the market these days, which is why they're so affordable.
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a drug on the market

 and a glut on the market
something that is on the market in great abundance. Right now, small computers are a drug on the market. Twenty years ago, small transistor radios were a glut on the market.
See also: drug, market, on

glut someone or something with something

to overfill someone or something with something. The hungry lions glutted themselves with the meat of their recent kill. Sally would glut herself with doughnuts, given the chance.
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a drug on the market

an unsaleable or valueless commodity.
Drug in the sense of ‘a commodity for which there is no demand’ is recorded from the mid 17th century, but it is not clear from the word's history whether it is the same word as the medicinal substance.
1998 Spectator Merchant banks are a drug on the market these days.
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Glut seeks to address economic viability needs by providing low-cost, high-quality food to local residents where few, if any, other alternatives exist (due to food-desert and food-security problems).
This section of the study discusses, theoretically, the role of monetary policy, GSEs, regulations, financial innovations, the global saving glut, and structural change in the housing bubble.
The alternative theory -- of a global credit glut -- gained more ground with the release last week of the Financial Stability Board's report on shadow banking.
But the LNG glut is not affecting paper oil prices, with futures trading almost totally disconnected from that of refrigerated methane (see omt7NigrExpGlobalPerspvAug17-09).
Florida orange growers are also finding themselves having to adopt mechanization to stay in business in the face of both increased competition from Brazil, where growers have abundant cheap labor and less costly regulations to comply with than in the United States, and a glut of oranges on the world market.
He also cites a glut of material on the market within some sectors, such as PVC and styrenics, for the slowdown, adding that one secondary styrene producer dumped nearly 4 million tons of material on the market at the end of the year.
Almost overnight, SUVs became a glut in the market and alternative energy, from solar to wind, turned cool again.
Ask network executives and those working on these shows whether the glut in serialized programs could be problematic, and you get a range of answers, most trying to put a happy face on the coincidence.
Insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes is manifested by decreased insulin-stimulated glucose transport and impaired metabolism in adipocytes and skeletal muscle, resulting in down-regulation of the major insulin-responsive Glut, Glut-4 (Kellerer and Lammers, 1999).
The Justice Department apparently hopes to use the search engine records to establish that parental control filters aren't able to handle the smut glut that lies a mere "I'm Feeling Lucky" click away.
So many houseplant guides glut the market that it may initially seem difficult to see the need for yet another--but here's something different, offering color photos, a plant ID guide to help those who receive 'mystery houseplants' as gifts, details on low-maintenance plants, and an A-Z of care basics for quick and easy access.
Digital Manga Publishing is also unleashing a glut of BL titles, including Jazz, about a doctor-patient relationship crossing the line; La Esperanca, a tense schoolboy drama; and Our Kingdom, a romance between boys from different backgrounds.
The Hiram Bingham's 84 passengers arrive long after the morning glut of tourists and get to wander through the ancient city for hours after other visitors have departed.