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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, 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. A reference 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 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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By the end of July, 179 cases involving monopoly agreements and 61 cases involving abuse of dominant role in the market had been concluded with fines totalling more than 12 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) imposed.
One independent store is saying on social media that it has received "over 100" pre-orders of the new official Monopoly game.
Severn Hospice CEO Heather Palin said: "Everyone at Severn Hospice is absolutely thrilled to have been voted as one of the charities to feature on the first ever Shrewsbury Monopoly game.
"A rural monopoly would still be subject to regulation if found to have significant market power." US-based investment firm Granahan McCourt is the sole bidder for the contract.
Mr Monopoly himself will act as the banker via an electronic black top hat - which means any cheaters out there will have a hard time pulling a fast one when it comes to paying rent on their properties.
HH Dr Turki Al Said, Chairman of the Centre, said: "These sectoral meetings are part of the Centre's efforts to strengthen the legal awareness of the Competition Protection and Monopoly Law and the measures taken to protect the trading parties.
Firstly, by going on the official Liverpool Monopoly Facebook page; secondly by email to:; and finally by post, to Liverpool Monopoly, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ
In a commission decision issued on Tuesday, the PCC said URC's buyout of its only competitor in the sugarcane milling services market leads to a monopoly in the region.
We begin with a discussion of the basic hypothesis that motivates our study--namely, a possible discrepancy between the representation of monopoly in the mass media and the antitrust meaning of the term.
Download Monopoly has the same rules as traditional Monopoly.
Unlike the traditional Monopoly game, there are no properties to invest in as Hasbro has determined that Millennials don't have the money to buy them anyways.
Holmfirth-born Jason has put together one of the world's largest collections of themed Monopoly sets - and he says the Huddersfield version, which is released today, will complete his hoard.
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub says the government is not planning to close down Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) though the company's monopoly over the supply of rice has been reduced.
The scale of wealth being produced for a select few, along with the mounting despair of workers who are left behind by technology-driven economic change, certainly suggests that growing monopoly power is strangling parts of our economy.
But a deeper question, and withal one never given consideration by those worried about the concentration of monopolistic power, is why so few are equally solicitous of the greatest monopoly of them all--the monopoly on power enjoyed by modern Big Government.