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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The Celestis deal heavily subsidises the cost of ThumbSat missions, driving the price down from 15,000 [pounds sterling] to about 4-5,500 [pounds sterling].
We have recently been informed that in the region of Stip almost 40 tons of honey have been imported, driving the price down to 190 denars per kg.
Producers in the Middle East and Russia have a large surplus of fuel, which is driving the price down," he said.
It's possible with the fire sale that's happened with the club that the resale market could be flooded, thus driving the price down.
You "just say no" to drugs - which has the added benefit of driving the price down - and for alcohol your first step is to say no to ice in your drinks.
It is more cost effective than getting a bank holding you to the wall and driving the price down.
Jakob bought the shares at $72 and $92 a share, but when the price instead went up to more than $100, Jakob concocted the scheme to spread bad news about Emulex in hopes of driving the price down, said U.
The reason: There is nothing driving the price down.
This is to stop the practice of shorting the stock of Trident and thereby artificially driving the price down to reap profits.
That is why Sky and ESPN believe a joint bid makes more sense but, by working together rather than bidding against one another, they are also driving the price down at a time when Scottish clubs are in desperate need of cash.
It gets murky, and possibly illegal, when a gamble is backed up by a whispering campaign aimed to spooking shareholders into selling and driving the price down, thus ensuring it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
26, 2001, alleging fraud and manipulation of the company's stock, driving the price down to 12 cents and attempting to take control of the company by converting its preferred shares at that price.
On Thursday, he put on pounds 10,000, driving the price down to 66/1.
And the sale sparked angry protests from the World Gold Council, which represents the gold mining industry, that driving the price down will cost many thousands of jobs in the gold mines.
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