not have a monopoly on something


not have a monopoly on something
(not) have a monopoly on (something) if someone does not have a monopoly on something, they are not the only person who has that thing.

You don't have a monopoly on suffering, you know. Other people have problems too.


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  • have a monopoly on something — (not) have a monopoly on (something) if someone does not have a monopoly on something, they are not the only person who has that thing. You don t have a monopoly on suffering, you know. Other people have problems too …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a monopoly on — (not) have a monopoly on (something) if someone does not have a monopoly on something, they are not the only person who has that thing. You don t have a monopoly on suffering, you know. Other people have problems too …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a monopoly on — (not) have a monopoly on (something) if someone does not have a monopoly on something, they are not the only person who has that thing. You don t have a monopoly on suffering, you know. Other people have problems too …   New idioms dictionary

  • monopoly — [[t]mənɒ̱pəli[/t]] monopolies 1) N VAR: oft with poss, oft N on/over n/ ing If a company, person, or state has a monopoly on something such as an industry, they have complete control over it, so that it is impossible for others to become involved …   English dictionary

  • monopoly — Absolute control of all sales and distribution in a market by one firm, due to some barrier to entry of other firms, allowing the firm to sell at a higher price than the socially optimal price. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * monopoly… …   Financial and business terms

  • monopoly — mo|nop|o|ly [məˈnɔpəli US məˈna: ] n plural monopolies [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: monopolium, from Greek, from mono ( MONO ) + polein to sell ] 1.) if a company or government has a monopoly of a business or political activity, it has… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force — The monopoly on the legitimate use of violence ( Gewaltmonopol des Staates , also known as monopoly on legitimate violence and monopoly on violence) is the definition of the state expounded by Max Weber in Politics as a Vocation , and has been… …   Wikipedia

  • monopoly — monopoloid, adj. /meuh nop euh lee/, n., pl. monopolies. 1. exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices. Cf. duopoly, oligopoly. 2. an exclusive privilege to… …   Universalium

  • monopoly */*/ — UK [məˈnɒpəlɪ] / US [məˈnɑpəlɪ] noun Word forms monopoly : singular monopoly plural monopolies 1) a) [countable] economics a company that has complete control of the product or service it provides because it is the only company that provides it… …   English dictionary

  • monopoly — mo|nop|o|ly [ mə napəli ] noun ** 1. ) count a company that has complete control of the product or service it provides because it is the only company that provides it: It is the government s intention to break up all monopolies. a ) count or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English