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Corner a Market

1. To own a significant enough amount of a stock to be able to manipulate its price. More specifically, an investor corners a market when he/she owns so many shares in a company that he/she can trigger a sell off if he/she dumps the stock. For this reason, persons and institutions owning or buying more than a certain percentage of shares in a company must register with the SEC and are subject to certain restrictions.

2. To have the greatest market share in a particular industry without having a monopoly. Companies that have cornered their markets usually have greater leeway in their decisions; for example, they may charge higher prices for their products without fear of losing too much business. Large companies, such as Wal-Mart or Microsoft, are considered to have cornered their markets. See also: Gorilla.

corner

Significant control over a sufficient portion of a particular security so that it is possible to control the security's price. Others wishing to purchase the security, especially to cover short positions, are forced to buy it at an artificially high price. Corners were popular in the early 1900s when the securities markets were virtually unregulated. See also natural corner.

corner

To acquire a big enough position in a particular security or commodity so that control over its price and supply is achieved.

corner

vb. to buy or attempt to buy up all the supplies of a particular product on the MARKET, thereby creating a temporary MONOPOLY situation with the aim of exploiting the market.
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They didn't plan to go as far as they did, but once they started on that slippery slope, every cut corner led to another until, pretty soon, they had to keep creating false reports or they would be found out.
And if you're audited, the IRS agent working on your file will demand plenty of documents that make it clear you didn't cut corners on still other occasions.
Her staff cut corners to accommodate plaintiff's absences.
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For Liverpool to try to cut corners and produce something that did not demonstrate the city's ambition and drive would have been to waste this opportunity, and could potentially have left us open to ridicule.
I was rushed back and we cut corners, which means I will miss the start of the new campaign.
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Where there's money to be made we have unlimited investment available, but when it's down to a vital service we splutter into excuses to cut corners.
LACCD officials are right to scale back the amount of projects rather than trying to cut corners in construction.
When are we, the entire project team (but especially the PM), going to change our rigid C-S-P mindset and realize that by trying to cut corners and save program dollars, we're wasting many more resources over the life of the program because we're not utilizing acquisition logistics as we should?
He told several hundred businessmen of his anger with get-rich-quick builders who cut corners