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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Example sentences from the Web for corner the market
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.
Paperback publishers distributed their titles in African-American neighborhoods because it expanded their market base.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
Cheap as they are, they are a poorer speculation than even corner lots in a lithographic city of Nebraska or Oregon.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
As Davy stood in the road, in doubt which way to go, a Roc came around the corner of the house.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Now, he chose a small table in a corner of the balcony, close to the glass screen.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson