price out of the market

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usage began in the first half of the 1900s.

Verb[edit]

price out of the market

  1. (intransitive) To charge an exorbitant price for a service or product so that no one will purchase it.
    He's pricing out of the market, asking for $100,000 for that shack!
  2. (transitive) To force competition out of business by offering lower or discount prices.
    Supermarkets are trying to price farmers' markets out of the market by offering lower prices.

References[edit]

  • American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer