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have a monopoly on (something)

To be the only one who has or possesses something. If that company thinks that they can have a monopoly on telephone service in this town, they're in for a rude awakening!
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Monopoly money

1. A sum of money that has little or no importance to a person. (Alluding to the paper play money used in the board game Monopoly.) He dropped nearly 30 grand on a single watch, but he's so loaded that it's just Monopoly money to him
2. Bills of currency that is printed on bright, multicolored paper. (In contrast to the simple green and white color of American currency.) Even after four years, I could never get used to the Monopoly money they use up in Canada.
See also: money, monopoly
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Second, a data monopolist may lack the ability to monitor the quantity of final goods and services produced using the monopolist's data.
This analysis can be used to show that, if the monopolist decides to undertake the project, then the firm's optimal decisions exhibit several intuitive properties.
As the monopolist owner shifts upward the marginal revenue curve, traders that are competing on mining markets, very many on the market, will shift upward the demand curve every moment of time.
Since the supply of factors in each of their uses will necessarily be less than purely elastic, the monopolist may be able to pay the factors he uses at a lower price than the free market price in the absence of entrepreneurs who could otherwise bid them away in this industry up to the free market level.
Monopolists stir up strong angry reactions from other group members.
The setup in this model is similar to that in Ordover and Panzar (1982), who examine optimal pricing by an upstream monopolist who sells to firms that in turn sell to a competitive downstream market.
No matter what Brussels says about Gazprom's monopolist strategy and the need to quickly diversify gas supplies, the world stock market has again reaffirmed its trust in the Russian giant.
The structure of the telecommunications industry is characterized by an upstream monopolist who supplies an input essential to the competitive downstream firms that are vertically integrated.
Price discrimination may even seem to be interesting only occasionally because of the list of preconditions that must be met for the monopolist to be able to charge different prices for different units.
Consider the case where the industry is characterized by an upstream monopolist and two downstream firms.
So what exactly is the former monopolist, now run as a normal company, doing to ease the worries of its shareholders, the majority of whom are airlines?
Monopolist funds embody a model popular in the 1910s and 1920s in the United States and are still used today in other countries.
If the importer is a monopolist then that saving will most likely be pocketed by him; if there is competition then the consumers are most likely to benefit.
The answer to this riddle may lie within the incentives physicians face as members of a monopolist professional class.