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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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He also said: "We are back to the corrosive monopolistic tendencies abetted by undue reliance on good faith.
Note too that here the internal propagation in the perfect competition and monopolistic competition without entry treatments is exactly the same.
The NDRC has recently finished investigations into 12 Japanese companies and found monopolistic behaviors in auto parts and bearing prices, the spokesman said, adding that the commission will punish them in accordance with the law.
There will be no private ownership and true markets where monopolistic enterprises are prevalent, the pricing mechanism does not work, consumers' preferences are not reflected onto the producers and the powerful exploit public resources.
This is not to mention the fact that Israeli intransigence and monopolistic conduct, time after time, reaffirm that the leaders of the Hebrew state are completely out of touch with the transformations and future possibilities taking shape around them.
He discusses the background of the appointment of the National Council on Compensation Insurance as the state's rating organization as an alternative to the existing monopolistic fund managed by the state's insurance company.
The Caernarfon MP said: "The Competition Commission is essentially looking at monopolistic practices.
The unbundling' of supply and distribution, two functions controlled by monopolistic companies in many countries, is considered essential to enable new suppliers to break into national energy markets.
Monopolistic competition is a vital element in economic analysis.
Editorial includes information on the range of antitrust issues, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, monopolistic practices, unfair competition, price fixing and predatory pricing, bid rigging, horizontal and vertical restraints, refusal to deal, patent licensing, private treble damage actions and U.
The authors estimate earnings equations for each period and measure the impact of monopolistic market structure on the racial wage gap for union and nonunion workers.
The more CVRD wants to exercise its monopolistic power, the more it will cost them to block us," Rezende says.
Online courses are not your opposition Fears of funding losses and arrogance lead some schools to adopt a monopolistic view of providing education for their community's children.