inflation in which rising demand results in a rise in prices.
See inflation (sense 2)
an attempt on the part of consumers to lower price levels by boycotting retailers or certain types of goods.
to acquire the possession of, or the right to, by paying or promising to pay an equivalent, especially in money; purchase. to acquire by exchange or concession: to buy favor with flattery. to hire or obtain the services of: The Yankees bought a new center fielder. to bribe: Most public officials cannot be bought. to […]
purchasing power (def 1). Also called buying power. the ability to purchase goods and services. the value of money in terms of what it can buy at a specified time compared to what it could buy at some period established as a base: the purchasing power of the dollar.
an act or instance of buying off; payment or bribe: The increased retirement benefit was a buyoff for employees who wanted salary increases.