Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(get/have) a corner on (something)

get a corner on somethinghave a corner on something
Meaning(s)
1) control an area of something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
    • the deal has helped us get a corner on the market
  • Analysis
    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 doing more successfully
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    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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