(get/have) a corner on (something)


1. control an area of something






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the deal has helped us get a corner on the market

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The phrase ‘to have a corner of’ something is usually used in reference to controlling the supply or sale of a product or service. You might have a ‘corner of the market’ or ‘a corner on sales’, for example; meaning you have an advantage over others or are performing more successfully.

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  1. Thanks to our innovative designs and clever advertising, we have managed to corner the market.
  2. Claire acts as if she has a corner on good ideas. She doesn't want to hear what anyone else has to say in meetings.
  3. The major deal we signed means that we now have a corner on the supply of raw materials out of that country.

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