drive a/the/(something's) price down

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drive a/the/(something's) price down

To cause the price of something to decrease. I'm worried that having that dilapidated old building right next door has driven my house price down.
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drive a price down

Fig. to force the price of something down. The lack of buyers drove the price down. The lack of buyers drove down the price.
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Demand has also peaked which drives the price down.
We have more supply in the market than usual, which drives the price down.
Not only will Ford not get as much as it hopes, but the company is a forced seller, which also drives the price down.
Cameron should know better than most that you should say no to drugs - it drives the price down.
The result will be an increase in the supply of corn, which drives the price down towards its long-term average.