price out of the market
Usage began in the first half of the 1900s.
- (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!
- (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.
- American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer