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.
an act or instance of buying out, especially of buying all or a controlling percentage of the shares in a company. Contemporary Examples Microsoft Buys Skype: Marc Andreessen on the Sale Dan Lyons May 9, 2011 The Paris Hilton of Tech Dan Lyons October 24, 2011 Funny Pages: How the National Lampoon Made American Humor […]