price up

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price something up

to raise the price of something. They have priced oranges up so high that I can't afford any. Why do they price up these common foods so high?
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While once the bucking bronco of energy markets with its price ups and downs, natural gas has been handling itself rather like a 14-year-old plow horse with its slow and steady price changes.
In an economy as big as the United States, where transport does not play a big role, the BBM price ups and down will not have much impact nation wide including on the country's inflation, although locally the effects could be bad.
Because of the wide spread of investments and the quality of the companies involved - such as M&S and BT - the funds are less prone to dramatic share price ups and downs.
Staples customers have the added benefit of receiving low price UPS counter rates, making all the holiday services available in one convenient place.