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corner the (something) market

To sell or produce something so successfully as to overshadow all others in the same field (indicated before "market"). The massive company has cornered the online retail market over the years, making it very hard for other companies to compete.
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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
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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