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]
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It sounds like a sequel to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” but a “Hindenburg Omen” isn’t any fun. If you want to call attention to potential bad news, it’s hard to go wrong with the name “Hindenburg.” Paul von Hindenburg was a celebrated World War I general and a less celebrated President of Germany. The more infamous Hindenburg, however, is the dirigible named for the general and its corresponding disaster. …
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exclude, possess, utilize, absorb, enjoy, own, seize, acquire, occupy, maintain, carry, retain, engross, use, consume, devour, hog, patent, manage, employ
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